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About Lane

Library Mission

The mission of Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center is to enable biomedical discovery by connecting people with knowledge. Through innovative means, we acquire, deliver, create, and integrate information to promote excellence in research, education, and patient care.

Our vision is to be global leaders in connecting people with biomedical knowledge.

About the Library

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Lane Medical Library is a state-of-the-art medical library within the Medical Student Education group led by Senior Associate Dean Neil Gesundheit, MD. The library is comprised of three groups, all of which support Stanford Medical Center’s research, education, and patient care objectives.

We are proud of our rich history dating back to 1882.

Lane has 30 full-time staff of which 20 are librarians or technology professionals.

Lane Library’s Liaison Program pairs departments, institutes, and student groups of Stanford University Medical Center with individual librarians who are familiar with the perspectives and knowledge of their assigned departments and specialties. We offer a variety of additional help, such as curriculum content management, and expert research consultation.

Contact your departmental library liaison for detailed information.

2017 Collection (as of 07/10/2017)

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periodical titles

Lane Library provides an extensive collection in clinical medicine, biomedicine, and public health.

Overall, the Lane Library collection includes 17,866 periodical titles and 384,869 volumes as of 2017.

over 81,000 resources
over 200,000 titles
  • 30,000 historical/rare works
  • 177,486 print book titles

Website Statistics

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Tools and Streamlined Access

We offer patrons a variety of tools to access relevant materials anytime, anywhere:

  • DocXpress (Document Delivery): for materials not available online or at Stanford
  • Specialty portals
  • Stanford University proxy service for off-campus access to restricted content
  • Smart searching including a link resolver for journal articles from PubMed and other databases
Library Searches
  • Lane search
    finds a specific article, journal, book, database, calculator, biotool
  • Clinical
    finds clinical evidence articles from PubMed, UpToDate, Cochrane, DARE, BMJ and more.