Before visiting our reading room, please register for access in Aeon, reserve a seat, select your material, and receive a reservation confirmation for your visit. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Researchers must select materials and reserve a seat at least 7 calendar days in advance for the Stanford campus reading room and L&A in DC.
Review these 4 key steps to complete your research visit plan.
Please contact us with any questions to ensure a successful research experience.
Step 2: Reserve a Seat
To reserve a seat, log into your Aeon account and click the "Reservations" tab along the top navigation bar, then click the "Make a Reservation" button.
The reading room is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Reservations can range from 4-8 hours long (calendar is up-to-date with reading room closures).
Please note that reservations are only confirmed when you have requested material and receive a confirmation email from Hoover Institution Library & Archives staff.
Step 4: Prepare For Your Visit
After you have reserved a seat and submitted your request for materials, you should receive a confirmation email sent by a Hoover Institution Library & Archives staff member. If you do not receive an email, please contact us.
Upon arrival at the reading room, you will be required to show photo identification, such as a driver's license, passport, school ID, or other form of government-issued photographic identification, in order to complete the registration process.
Please review our visitor requirements for access.
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