Access and privileges


Access and borrowing

  • Your Campus Card (ID Card) will expire upon graduation, after which you must register for library access.  You can do so at the Visitor Registration Kiosks at either entrance to Green Library. You will be asked to provide, and scan, a valid, government-issued photo ID as part of the registration process.  
  • All public visitors are eligible for seven days of courtesy access to Green Library in a 12-month period. For those with proof of Alumni membership in the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA), 7 additional free days are permitted. After these courtesy days are used, additional access and optional borrowing may be obtained through our fee-based Library Membership program. If you purchase borrowing privileges through the program, you may check out up to 25 items at once and place a hold on checked out materials (but no recalls). The fee-based Library Membership does not include a SUNetID for access to online library resources from off-campus.
  • Interlibrary borrowing services are not available to fee-based Library Members, nor Alumni.


  • Alumni are eligible for off-campus access to limited online resources through the Stanford Alumni Association; contact SAA for more information. Otherwise, off-campus access to SUL-licensed online resources is not available without an active SUNet ID.
  • Most databases and other resources are accessible from public terminals in the libraries.

Copying and printing

  • Purchase a copy card to pay for printing or photocopying within SUL. See Print, copy, scan for more information.