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Lane Library Today

Lane Library lower level, Central Commons study area

Lane Medical Library is an operating unit within the Medical Student Education group led by Senior Associate Dean Charles Prober, MD.

Lane Library is comprised of four groups, all of which support Stanford Medical Center’s research, education, and patient care objectives.

The Lane Library is a state-of-the-art medical library operation. We are proud of our rich history dating back to 1882.

Resource Management

We acquire and license digital content and other library materials and organize and facilitate access to such resources.

We provide assistance with digital resource access, process suggestions for library purchases and gifts.


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Dick Miller

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Research & Instruction

We provide access to information resources and reference and consultation at the point of need.

We support a liaison program and specialty portals. We teach workshops and provide research assistance.



Knowledge Integration & Customer Support

Our web team enables Stanford Medicine professionals to reach over 25,000 digital journals and books through a single website and to quickly find the knowledge they need through unique search applications. We support clinicians, researchers and students’ who visit our physical library in finding the online and physical materials they need.

We support FindIt@Stanford, Lane Catalog and Voyager, library websites, metasearch, access to electronic journals and databases.


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History Center

The Stanford Medical History Center collects and maintains materials related to the history of health care, medical research, and medical education at Stanford and beyond.

Historical Curator

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Drew Bourn

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