Library Reading Room

Paul Thomas
Hoover Institution Library
Stanford, CA 94305-6003 USA

e: phthomas [at]
p: 650.723.2054
f: 650.736.0012

Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for Holidays)

Loan desk

Hoover Library Circulation
e: hoovercirc [at]
p: (650) 723-2058

Archives Reading Room

Sarah Patton
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, CA 94305-6003 USA

e: spatton [at]
p: 650.723.3563
f: 650.725.3445

Mon – Fri, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
(Closed for Holidays)

Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

Samira Bozorgi
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, CA 94305-6003 USA

e: sbozorgi [at]
p: 650.725.3563

Tues – Sat, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Closed for Holidays)


Retrievals should be scheduled in advance in your Aeon account by selecting the date of your visit. We encourage you to submit requests at least 48 hours in advance, as not all material is immediately available. You may have 20 active requests at one time and save an unlimited number of requests for later. Once retrieved, materials will be held for 48 hours.
Requests submitted before noon, Monday through Friday, are usually available after 10 am the next business day. Requests submitted after noon, Monday through Friday, or over the weekend, are usually available in two business days.
You may check your Aeon account to find out when material is available (status will display as “Item Ready for Use”).


Off-Site Collections

Some of the archives' collections are stored off-site. Users are encouraged to submit all requests at least two days in advance, as not all material is immediately available.


List of Off-Site Collections»


Map and Directions


Hoover Tower and Library Reading Room
Archives Reading Room
Exhibit Pavilion
Places to Stay
Places to Eat
Places to Park

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

Stanford Housing for Non-Student Summer Visitors
Requires certification by Hoover Archives staff. Please contact hooverarchives [at] for more information.