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Access and privileges

Privileges for university & library affiliates

If you are not a Campus ID Card Holder, you may qualify for a Stanford Libraries Card. Your access and borrowing privileges depend on your affiliation. If none applies to you, read about our visitor access and fee-based membership program.

Is there wireless Internet access in the libraries?

Yes, Stanford members have access via SUNet ID authentication. Wireless access for Stanford visitors is also available across campus and within the Libraries. Using the Stanford network will not grant you access to licensed library electronic databases.

Are public computers available to non-Stanford community members?

Yes, a limited number of public computers are available at each branch library. Green Library has public computers available near the Information Center.

Will I have access to electronic databases?

Perhaps. Licensed electronic resources are available from public computers inside the Libraries. Some are restricted to current Stanford University faculty, staff, students and other authorized Stanford-affiliates. Contact individual libraries if you have specific questions about an online resource. Additionally, off-campus access to e-resources is governed by SUNet sponsorship. Inquire with your department to see if you qualify.

Can I use copiers and scanners?

Yes, see Print, copy, scan.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Privileges.