Library and Archives
Library and Archives

Library and Archives: Hours and Directions

Library Archives
Mailing address Paul Thomas
Hoover Institution Library
Stanford CA 94305-6010
Carol Leadenham
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford CA 94305-6010
Telephone (650) 723-2054 (650) 723-3563
Fax (650) 736-0012 (650) 725-3445
Email (reference)
Loan desk Maria Quinonez or
Telephone (650) 723-2058
Archives materials do not circulate
Location First floor of Hoover Tower Courtyard level, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building
Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for holidays) Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (closed for holidays)
Paging Materials are brought from the stacks to the reading room every half hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Archival holdings are brought from the stacks to the reading room at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Directions to the Hoover Institution

There is a day-use parking lot on Galvez Street at Campus Drive that accepts currency, coins, or credit cards. On Saturdays all campus parking, except handicapped spaces, is available without charge to visitors. Campus parking map

Stanford University is near the Palo Alto Transit Center.

Stanford Marguerite Shuttle
From the Palo Alto Transit Center, catch the Line Y (Clockwise) or the Line X shuttle to the corner of Serra and Galvez.

Users with disabilities
The Library is accessible by a ramp on the west side of the Hoover Tower, between the Tower and the Cummings Art Building. For more information about accessibility for the Hoover Library please call the Circulation Desk at (650) 723-2058 or send your request to

Places to eat
Please visit Campus Eateries

Places to stay
Stanford Guest House
Stanford's Lodging Guide
Destination Palo Alto - Lodging

Stanford Housing for Non-Student, Short-Term Summer Visitors - This option, available only during the summer, requires Hoover Archives staff to certify that the visitor will conduct research in the Hoover Archives. Please contact for more information.

Click here for information about collections stored off-site.