Hoover Archives Reading Room Update: Limited Access for Stanford Affiliates

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
The new archives reading room on April 15, 2014

Updated: June 29, 2021

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives reading room is open by appointment only to Stanford affiliates. Please be aware of our entry requirements before planning your visit.

At this time, appointments are limited to:

  • Stanford and Hoover Fellows

  • Stanford professors, including emeriti

  • Stanford post-docs

  • Stanford graduate and undergraduate students

  • Stanford Visiting Scholars with a current Stanford ID card

  • Staff

Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and should be requested at least a week in advance via https://go.oncehub.com/HILAreadingroom.

Before your arrival:

  • Make an appointment via OnceHub, https://go.oncehub.com/HILAreadingroom.

  • Request material via Aeon, https://hoover.aeon.atlas-sys.com/, using the Save for Later feature. There is a limit of six boxes per appointment.

  • Complete the COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices, EHS-2470-WEB in STARS. 

  • Prior to coming to campus each day, use the Stanford Health Check Tool to self-report your health status. You will be required to show your "green" Health Check Tool status in order to enter the reading room.

  • Follow guidance provided by the Stanford Health Check Tool.

    • Do not come onsite if you are sick or feel unwell.

    • Do not come onsite if you are under self-isolation orders by the university or a medical professional. Access will be denied until your isolation period is over.

  • Participate in the surveillance testing program the week of your visit, if required by University policy (instructions for faculty, staff, and postdocs and for students).

Upon your arrival:

  • Be prepared to show your:

    • "green" Health Check status

    • current Stanford University ID card

  • Face coverings are optional, though encouraged, for patrons who are fully vaccinated. For those who are not fully vaccinated or decline to state their status on Health Check, face coverings and physical distancing will continue to be required, as per Stanford University policy. Wash your hands frequently to prevent illness and the spread of infections.

  • Plan to arrive at the main entrance to the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building and call (650)723-3563 to be let in.