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Stanford Libraries

Borrowing privileges at Stanford Libraries (SUL)* is granted with a valid government-issued ID and a confirmation of enrollment in an on-campus course that is longer than 3 weeks. Students enrolled in online courses are not able borrow materials at this time.

A Registration Confirmation email or a view of one's online student account displayed on a smartphone are acceptable. Students are not eligible for remote access to databases or other online resources, interlibrary borrowing, or lockers/carrels in Green Library.
  • If your on-campus course is 5 weeks or longer:
Students are eligible for a SUL access and borrowing card valid from the start of the course until one week after the course ends. Students must present confirmation of enrollment and a valid government-issued photo ID to the Loan & Privileges Desk at Green Library to receive a library card. The Privileges Desk is open anytime the library is open. There is a 25-item limit on borrowing privileges at one time.
A $10 fee will be required to obtain a library card if you do not currently have one. (There will be a $25 replacement charge for lost/damaged cards). If you have received a library card in the past but it does not have your photo on it, you will be required to upgrade to the new card if you wish to check out books. 
  • If your on-campus course is between 3-4 weeks:
Students are eligible for building access to the SUL libraries, but no borrowing privileges are available for courses of this duration. No library card is required for building access to Stanford Libraries. Students must simply present a confirmation of enrollment letter and a valid government-issued ID at the library entrance for building access. Access ends when the course is over.
  • If your course is less than 3 weeks, or online:
No library access or borrowing privileges will be provided beyond Stanford's Courtesy Privileges.

Helpful Links:
*Please note that the Robert Crown Law Library is a coordinate library with separate access policies. Continuing Studies students are not eligible for access to the law library, but inquiries may be made regarding access to law library materials at circulation@law.stanford.edu

Further Info:
For additional questions on library privileges, students are invited to contact the library directly at: sul-privileges@stanford.edu, or 650-723-1492, or in person: Cecil H. Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305.

Stanford Bookstore

Textbooks are available at the Stanford Bookstore, on the lower level, in a section designated "Continuing Studies." Required textbooks and course readers are generally available two weeks prior to the start of the quarter.

Bookstore Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
*Bookstore hours may vary throughout the quarter. To confirm hours before you visit, click here.

Constinuing Studies students are eligible to receive a 7% discount on textbooks, let the cashier know during checkout that this applies to you. Most textbooks are also available to rent for the duration of the quarter.

Order online: You may also order books online. Visit the Bookstore's Textbook Ordering.
  • Go to >> Books >> Textbooks >> Select Continuing Studies as your division and SCS as your department.
  • If there is an option to rent, you will be able to select "Buy" or "Rent" during the ordering process.
Order by phone: To order by phone and have books mailed to you, please call the Order Department at 650-725-6136, ext. 328 or 398. Shipping charges will apply.
Returns can be made, with your receipt, through the second week of the quarter. New books and course readers must be unmarked and undamaged. During the summer quarter, course readers may only be returned, with your receipt, one week from date of purchase.