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Library Access for persons with limited mobility

Cecil H. Green Library

(650) 723-1493
The Loan & Privileges Desk staff are available to assist patrons with finding and retrieving items from our book stacks. Some areas of the stacks are not wheelchair accessible. Some collections are held at service points. Please contact library staff for further accommodation needs.

Academy Hall (SRWC)

(650) 497-4833

Archive of Recorded Sound

(650) 723-9312
Power equipped accessible entrance; elevator access to lower level and Archive entrance.

Bowes Art & Architecture Library

(650) 723-3408
The Library is located on the second floor of the McMurtry Art & Art History building, and is accessible via the building's passenger elevator. The collection is housed completely in hand cranked, rolling compact shelving. Assistance may be requested at the Circulation and Reference desk during all hours the Library is open.

Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections

(650) 723-2746
Accessible to patrons with limited mobility. Elevator is available to take patrons to the library entrance on the 2nd floor. Power equipped accessible entrance is located on the south side of the building.

Business Library

(650) 725-2055
Accessible to patrons with limited mobility.

Classics Library

(650) 723-0479

Cubberley Education Library

(650) 723-2121

David Rumsey Map Center

(650) 498-8698
Elevator access is available.

East Asia Library

(650) 725-3435
The EAL is accessible to people with limited mobility. Ask at the circulation desk for help in getting items located on upper/lower shelves. If staff assistance is needed, please call the circulation desk (650-725-3435).

Harold A. Miller Marine Biology Library at Hopkins Marine Station

(831) 655-6229
Most areas of the library are accessible to patrons with limited mobility.

Hoover Institution Library & Archives

(650) 723-3563
The Reading Room is accessible by a ramp from Crothers Way (between the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building and Green Library) and then an elevator at the entrance of the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building.

Lane Medical Library

(650) 723-6831
Accessible parking permit spaces are available at the L-9 surface parking lot or the Roth Parking Garage, both on the corner of Campus Dr. and Roth Way. Lane Library has a power-equipped accessible front entrance and elevator access to the lower level. Height-adjustable tables are available on both library levels. Please get in touch with Lane Library staff for further accommodation needs at

Lathrop Library

Lathrop Library is wheelchair-accessible. An elevator services all floors.

Music Library

(650) 723-1211
The main entrance is power-equipped; an elevator serves the main and lower levels.

Robert Crown Law Library

(650) 723-2477
The law library is accessible to patrons with limited mobility. The entrance gate at the first floor main entrance is electronic and a staff member is always there to assist patrons.

Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library

(650) 723-1528
The entrance to the library is located on the third floor of the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning, and is accessible via the building's passenger elevator, located to the left as one enters the building from Lomita Drive. The library occupies much of the third floor and all of the fourth floor of the Sapp Center, and a passenger elevator makes both floors accessible to library users.

SLAC National Accelerator Lab Research Library

Special Collections & University Archives

(650) 725-1022
Accessible to customers with limited mobility.

Stanford Auxiliary Library 1&2 (SAL1&2)

(650) 723-9201
Most of the collections are shelved on compact shelving. Library staff are available to retrieve items from the Stacks for all users.

Stanford Auxiliary Library 3 (SAL3)

(650) 723-1493

Stanford Auxiliary Library, off-campus Newark

(650) 723-1493
No public access.

Tanner Philosophy Library

(650) 723-1539
The Tanner Philosophy Library is accessible to patrons with limited mobility.

Terman Engineering Library

(650) 723-0001
Parking is available for those with accessible parking permits on the south side of the Huang Engineering Center and in the Via Ortega Garage at Panama St. and Via Ortega. The Huang Engineering Center is equipped with automatic doors, accessible elevators, and accessible washrooms. A height-adjustable computer work station is available in the library. Please contact Terman Engineering Library staff for further accommodation needs.