Visitor information

The Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library is open to both the Stanford community and visitors. All Stanford faculty, students, and staff are provided full reference and circulation services. 

All visitors can visit Stanford Libraries for seven days a year at no cost but are not eligible for reference assistance. You must register at the circulation desk. When you register, you will be asked to present a physical and valid government-issued photo ID.

In order to visit the libraries for more than seven days or to borrow library materials, you must purchase a fee-based library card.

PLEASE NOTE: As a private institution situated on its privately-owned property, Stanford has the legal right to bar anyone from any or all parts of its premises. Disruptive or inappropriate behavior of any kind may result in suspension of visitor access and borrowing privileges.

For more information, please see the visitor access and privileges page.