Computers and printing


The Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library houses 4 cluster computers, 5 public kiosk computers, and 8 large screen monitors. The cluster computers are dual boot iMacs (Mac OS and Windows) and require SUNet access. The public kiosk computers run Windows and have limited access to certain applications and subscription-based online resources. All computers have USB ports.

Computer use policy

Please respect these guidelines. Bypassing the security, adding/deleting software, and modifying the System settings is unlawful and discourteous, and could be considered a violation of the Stanford University Fundamental Standard.

  • "Cluster" computers are available only for Stanford students, faculty, and staff.  "Kiosk" computers may be used by visitors to Stanford.
  • Computers are primarily for searching databases and using library resources. Do not store personal files or install software on the hard disk.
  • Computers are for academic use only. Please be sensitive to the public nature of shared facilities and take care not to display, store, or print inappropriate images, sounds, or messages which could create an atmosphere of discomfort or harassment for others.
  • Use of the University’s computers, network, or electronic communication facilities (such as electronic mail or instant messaging, or systems with similar functions) to send, view, or download fraudulent, harassing, obscene (i.e., pornographic), threatening, or other messages or material that are a violation of applicable law or University policy, such as under circumstances that might contribute to the creation of a hostile academic or work environment, is prohibited.
  • Do not reconfigure or alter any settings on the workstations.
  • If others are waiting, please restrict use to 10 minutes on kiosk workstations, 30 minutes for other workstations (60 minutes CAS searching).

Note: Copying software or documentation may be subject to copyright laws. Unlawful copying is prohibited. Please consult Copyright Reminder for more information.

Network connections

Wireless network access is available throughout the library. All wireless devices must first be registered in the Stanford network database (NetDB) before they can connect to SUNet.  For information about setting up your device for wireless access at Stanford, see IT Services Wireless Network and Services.

Printing, photocopying

The Science Library has a print-copy-scan machine that works with Stanford’s campus-wide, cloud-based Cardinal print system. You can send print requests to any Cardinal Print machine within the libraries and student computing areas. 


The library has a Bookeye scanner and has two additional scanners, an extra-large format scanner, and a color scanner that supports duplex scanning and auto-page feed for up to 50 pages at one time. You can save files to your personal AFS space or to a USB flash drive.