In support of a vibrant community of scholars and the public interested in the meaning and role of history, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is open to anyone. Our Research Services team is available to answer reference and basic research questions.

Ask A Question

Contact our Research Services team directly through Stanford Services & Support.

Plan a Research Visit

Complete 4 key steps to ensure an efficient research experience.

Digitization Services

Learn more about the services offered and how to request scans of library and archival materials.

How to Search HILA Collections

Learn how to navigate the Hoover Institution Library & Archives' vast collections.


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Register for Access

Register for an Aeon account to use HILA collections

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Reserve a Seat

Make a reservation for our reading room at least 7 days in advance

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Request Material

Request materials to view in our reading room at least 7 days in advance of your reservation

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Review Reservations and Request

Learn how to navigate your Aeon account to manage your reservations and requests


Handling Tutorial

Learn how to properly handle archival materials in our reading room

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Microfilm Tutorial

Learn how to use the microfilm machines in our reading room

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Reference Imaging: Archives

Learn how to submit requests for reference imaging of archival materials

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Reference Imaging: Library

Learn how to submit requests for reference imaging of library materials

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about visiting the Library & Archives, the reading room, and research services.

Contact Us


434 Galvez Mall, Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-6003

Go to our Visit Us page for more details.


1 (650) 723-3563


Monday – Friday

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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