Stanford/UCSF Library Reciprocal Services

Stanford/UCSF Reciprocal Services

This program makes most library materials at UCSF and Stanford University available to individuals at both institutions. UCSF faculty, academic staff, and currently registered students are eligible.

Services of the Program UCSF only

  • Browse and borrow at participating Stanford libraries, subject to the regulations of those libraries.
  • Telephone for information on library holdings and/or availability of specific materials.
  • Request that UCSF borrow materials from Stanford.
  • Request that journal articles on the Stanford campus be photocopied and mailed to you.

Find Items at Stanford Libraries

Find items held by Stanford Libraries in SearchWorks, the Stanford Library Catalog.

You may also obtain information on Stanford Library holdings by calling the Stanford Catalog Information Desk at (650) 723-9108. It is also advisable to call the specific library unit known to have your material, to ensure that it will be available when you arrive. At less busy times, staff can check the circulation status of an item. When you call, mention that you are a Stanford/UC Cooperative Program participant.

Have Stanford Materials Delivered to UCSF

To obtain materials and photocopies from Stanford libraries, submit a request using the UCSF Library's Interlibrary Borrowing Service. A fee may be charged for obtaining materials from some Stanford libraries. For more information, contact the UCSF Library Service Desk at (415) 476-2336.

Register for Reciprocal Services Program

Bring your campus picture identification, current UCSF registration card, or other picture identification to the UCSF Library Circulation Desk. You will be issued a Reciprocal Services Program Access/Borrower's Card. Take this card to the Privileges Desk, Green Library, Stanford (650) 723-1492.

Participating Stanford Libraries

Lane Medical Library
Archive of Recorded Sound
Art and Architecture Library
Branner Earth Sciences Library
Cubberley Education Library
Engineering Library
Falconer Biology Library
Green Library (Social Sciences and Humanities)
Hopkins Marine Station Library, Monterey
Jackson Business Library
Math/Computer Science Library
Meyer Library
Music Library
Physics Library
Stanford Auxiliary Library
Swain Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Stanford University Libraries Map (PDF)

More Information

Contact the Parnassus Service Desk by email or phone (415) 476-2336.