Borrow, Renew, Return

Borrow

You must register with Lane Library to borrow physical materials. Visit the Information Desk to register or complete the online registration form

You can make requests for print materials through Lane Search or Lane Catalog. Materials will be available for pick up at the Information Desk.

Renew

Any overdue fines on books checked out before March 17, 2020 will be waived.

To review your checked out items, login into Lane Catalog.

Return

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

How to Request Materials for Pick Up

You Can Request
  • Print books from Lane Library’s on-site collection and select off-site locations.
  • Course reserves materials with 14-day or 28-day loan periods.
Not Available for Requests
Request Materials Through Lane Search

Follow these steps to request materials through Lane Search. You need to be registered to borrow materials before placing a request.

  1. Search for materials using Lane Search, the search box available on the library homepage, and across our library website.
  2. Select the request button to initiate a request to borrow print books. The Request button will only appear in the search results for print materials that are not checked out and available to be requested.
  3. Screenshot of library homepage with an arrow pointing to the Lane Search bar Screenshot of a search result for a book with the Request button circled
  4. Sign in to our online catalog using your SUNet ID or ID barcode. Make sure you are registered before making a request.
  5. Complete your request by selecting "OK" and "Submit Request"
  6. Screenshot of Lane Catalog page to confirm request with green arrow pointing to ok second Lane Catalog confirmation screen with book information and green arrow pointing to the submit button
  7. You should receive a confirmation message. Library staff will process your request and you will receive an email when you item is available for pickup at the Information Desk. Processing your request may take a few days. We appreciate your patience.
Request Materials Through Lane Catalog

Follow these steps to request materials through Lane Catalog. You need to be registered to borrow materials before placing a request.

  1. Login to Lane Library’s online catalog.
  2. Request eligible materials in our online catalog using the "Request/Recall Items" link in the top navigation menu. Please note that you can only request materials in these locations: Books: General Collection (Downstairs); Books: LC Classification; Offsite; SAL3; Temporarily shelved at Reserves: Course Reserves; Lane Career Center Collection.
  3. Complete your request by selecting "OK" and "Submit Request"
  4. Lane Catalog record for a book with a green arrow pointing to the Request/Recall Items link and a green circle around the book location field
  5. You should receive a confirmation message. Library staff will process your request and you will receive an email when you item is available for pickup at the Information Desk. Processing your request may take a few days. We appreciate your patience.
Request Offsite Materials

Lane Library has back issues of several thousand periodical titles that are mostly stored offsite. You may request them through the Lane Catalog using the "Request/Recall Items" link.

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

Not Available at Lane Library?

Loan periods

  • Books: 4 weeks
  • Course Reserves: 2 hours
  • Exam Reviews (medical students only): 14 days
  • Reference materials do not circulate
  • Special collections cannot be removed from the library building

Fines

  • For books checked out before March 17, 2020, all overdue fines are wavied.
  • Fines are assessed for overdue Course Reserves and Exam Review materials starting at $10 per day.
  • 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 Library 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 Stanford University 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.