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Borrow, Renew, Return

Use our extensive collection to support your research and work. On this page, you can learn about how to borrow, renew, and return library materials. In addition to borrowing our physical materials, you can access many other resources including eBooks, eJournals, and databases and datasets.

Borrow Library Materials

Who can Borrow

Stanford GSB Faculty, Students, and Staff

Borrow materials and equipment using your Stanford ID card. You cannot share your ID card with others to borrow materials, but you can request a courtesy card for an eligible spouse or domestic partner.

You can request items not available at Stanford through Interlibrary Loan. Faculty and staff can use Document Delivery to have materials delivered to your campus workspace.

Borrowing on behalf of Stanford GSB Faculty: Faculty assistants, let just let us know during the check-out process you want to borrow materials for your faculty. Research assistants will need a proxy card.

Other Stanford Faculty, Students, and Staff

Borrow materials using your Stanford ID card. You cannot share your ID card with others to borrow materials, but you can request a courtesy card for an eligible spouse or domestic partner.

Stanford GSB Alumni (Currently Unavailable)

Get a free library card to borrow Business Library materials by visiting the i-Desk. You cannot share the card, which is valid for three years and is renewable. To borrow materials from other Stanford libraries, you can apply for a fee-based library card at Green Library.

Visitors & Stanford Alumni (Currently Unavailable)

Visitors and non-GSB Stanford alumni can apply for a fee-based library card at Green Library to borrow our materials.

Use SearchWorks to find items available at Stanford. While access to library buildings is currently limited, you can request many items in SearchWorks to pick up at the library of your choice.

Go to My Library Account to see your checkouts and items you have requested for pickup. You can also renew items and pay fines and fees.

Request Checked Out Materials

Recalls are currently not available. If you request an item that is currently checked out, that will place a hold and the due date will not be shortened.

Checked out materials can be requested (or “recalled”) by another patron at any time, which will shorten the item’s due date. If an item you have is recalled, you will get an email with the new due date. Items that have been recalled are subject to fines if they are turned in late.

To recall an item currently checked out to another patron, use the Request button in SearchWorks. You will get an email when it is ready to pick up. Or you can request an Interlibrary Loan and we will borrow the item from other libraries outside Stanford.