Reference Requests

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.

Please reach out to us in any of the following methods. 

Ask A Question

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

Digitization Services

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

Register for Access

All new researchers/visitors who would like to access collections in the reading room or request digitization must have a researcher account in Aeon, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ online request and reservation system. Begin the registration process in Aeon or learn more about how to register by watching this video.

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Plan A Research Visit

Review these steps to help ensure the best research experience.

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Remote Research

There are many ways to search the library and archival collections remotely, from finding aids and research guides to digitized material. As you begin your exploration, we recommend you visit the How to Search page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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1 (650) 723-3563


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8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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