Note: This information is provided during the time that the library and archives section is being redeveloped.
Please look for our new section in mid-September 2014. Visit the previous site here.

Notice: Due to construction work in the Hoover Tower from May through October 2014, some of the materials in the Hoover Library may be unavailable during that time. Access to materials in the Hoover Archives will be unaffected.

Jackets with pockets, including suit jackets, are not allowed in the Hoover Institution Archives reading room. We suggest that you consider bringing a sweater, as the room is sometimes chilly, even in summer. 

  Library Archives
Contact Paul Thomas Carol Leadenham


phthomas [at] stanford [dot] edu

carol [dot] leadenham [at] stanford [dot] edu


(650) 723-2054

(650) 723-3563


(650) 736-0012

(650) 725-3445

Mailing address

Hoover Institution Library
Stanford CA 94305-6010

Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford CA 94305-6010

Loan desk

Maria Quinonez or
hoovercirc [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone (650) 723-2058

Archives materials do not circulate


First floor of Hoover Tower

Courtyard level, Herbert Hoover Memorial


Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (closed for holidays)

Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to
4:45 p.m. (closed for holidays)


Materials are brought from the stacks
to the reading room every half hour
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Materials 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.