Borrow, Renew, Return


You can request print library materials for contactless pick up during our building closure. This service is available to Stanford-affiliated users with full library privileges and all Stanford Heathcare and Children's Hospital staff.

Make requests for print materials through Lane Search or Lane Catalog. Learn more about registering for this service and making requests on our Request and Pick Up Service Guide.

Request and Pick Up Service


Books Checked Out Before March 17, 2020:

  • Automatically renewed until June 15, 2021.
  • Any related overdue fines that accrued during the closure are wavied.
  • You may return these library books at any time to the book drop at the front of Lane Library.
  • You may also mail our library books to us at:

 Lane Medical Library
 Attn: Access Services
 300 Pasteur Dr., Room L109
 Stanford, CA 94305-5123

Books checked out through Lane Library's Request and Pick Up Service:

  • Course Reserve and Exam Review books are checked for 14 days.
  • Overdue fines will accrue for Course Reserve and Exam Review books.
  • All other regular library books are due June 15, 2021.


  • Our book drop is located outside the library main entrance
  • Late returns of Course Reserves and Exam Review materials will accure fines.
  • Please do not return other Stanford campus library materials to Lane Library.

Requesting Offsite Materials

Lane has back issues of several thousand periodical titles that are mostly stored offsite; you may request them through the Lane Catalog.

A screenshot of Lane Library catalog showing how to request materials offsite: first, click on Request/Recall Items, login, then complete the registration form

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Loan periods

  • Books: 4 weeks
  • Course Reserves: 14 days
  • Exam Reviews (medical students only): 14 days
  • Reference materials do not circulate
  • Special collections cannot be removed from the library building


  • For books checked out before March 17, 2020, all overdue fines are wavied.
  • Fines are assessed for overdue Course Reserves and Exam Review materials checked out through our Pick Up Service.
  • All fines must be paid at the Information Desk. Cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
The Fine Print

All materials are considered overdue if you have not returned them by the specified date. Your borrowing privileges can be blocked immediately until the late fee is paid or the material is returned. A courtesy reminder and two overdue notices will be sent via email. If these notices are not received, you are still held responsible for any late fee. If Lane receives no response to the overdue notices, an invoice, including replacement costs and an irrevocable late fee of $10 per item, will be sent. In some cases, when there is no response to the late fee notice, a copy of this notice will be sent to your department. A hold will be placed on student registration for any outstanding materials or fines.

If the materials are returned, the replacement and binding costs will be rescinded if the item is not already replaced. Sixty-three days after the due date, Lane Library will transfer funds from a Medical School department or request payment from SU departments.

Recalling Materials Checked Out by Another User

You may recall 28-day-loan materials from other users after the first two weeks of their initial check-out period. Locate the Lane catalog record for the item you need and click on “Request/Recall Items”. Course reserve materials are subject to immediate recall, with no waiting period.

Returning Materials That Have Been Recalled

If the library contacts you (by mail or phone) to recall materials you have checked out, please return them within 5 days. All materials recalled are considered overdue after five days, at which time a fine of $1 per day is assessed. If materials are not returned, overdue fines and replacement costs are applied.

Recalled materials cannot be renewed.