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Request and Pickup Materials

You can now request library materials for pickup at Lane Medical Library. This page includes information about:

Who Can Pickup Materials?

Stanford-affiliated users with full library privileges.

All Stanford Heathcare and Children's Hospital staff.

  • Not Eligible:  Those with courtesy privileges including casual/temporary employees, Stanford Alumni, family members of Stanford faculty/staff, and members of the public.

What Can I 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.
    • NOTE: Two-hour course reserve materials are not available for pickup at this time.

Not Available:

How to Register

You must be registered with Lane Library before requesting any print materials for pickup.

Stanford faculty, medical students, PA students, and Stanford staff:

  • You are already pre-registered. Please use the barcode number on the front of your Stanford ID badge to log into the library's online catalog and request materials.

SOM residents and fellows, SHC and LPCH hospital employees:

  • Must first register to receive a Lane Library barcode. To register, please use our online registration form
    • Already registered?  If you have a Lane Medical Library barcode sticker on the back of your hospital ID badge, you are ready to request materials.
      Picture of Lane Medical Library barcode

If you have any questions about registration please contact LaneAskUs@stanford.edu.

I'm Registered to Check-Out Materials. How Do I Make a Request?

You can request print books for pickup two ways: 

Option 1: Request Print Books Through Lane Search

  1. Search for materials using Lane Search, the search box available on our library homepage, and across our library website.
  2. Select the request buttonbutton 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.

    searching health disparities in Lane Search

    Book in Lane Search results with a request button
  3. Sign in to our online catalog using your SUNet ID or ID barcode. Make sure you are registered before making a request.
  4. Complete your request by selecting "OK" and "Submit Request"
    Select ok in the online catalog to make a requestScreen to submit your request through the online catalog
  5. You should receive a confirmation message. Library staff will process your request and you will receive an email to schedule a pickup time. Our pickup times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturdays from 12 pm to 2:00 pm. Pickup is at the front entrance of Lane Library.

Processing your request may take a few days. We appreciate your patience!

Option 2: Request Print Books Through Lane Catalog

  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.
    Screenshot of the header of the Lane Library Catalog

  3. Complete your request by selecting "OK" and "Submit Request"
  4. You should receive a confirmation message. Library staff will process your request and you will receive an email to schedule a pickup time. Our pickup times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturdays from 12 pm to 2:00 pm. Pickup is at the front entrance of Lane Library.

Processing your request may take a few days. We appreciate your patience!

On the Day of Your Pickup

You can find Lane Medical Library using Stanford's searchable campus map:  
  1. Pickup is outside the front entrance of Lane Library.  There is no admittance to the library.
  2. Your materials will be in a bag labeled with your name.  They are checked out to you and ready to go.
  3. Bags will be on a cart outside the library entrance next to the book return drop box.
  4. If you fail to pick up your bag, your materials will be returned and reshelved. To get your item(s), you must request them again.

While on campus, please observe all COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Complete your Stanford HealthCheck
  • Maintain 6-feet of social distance
  • Wear a face covering
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Visit Stanford Medicine's Social Distancing Protocols for more information.

Returning Materials

Please return checked out materials by the date due to the book return drop box outside the Lane Library entrance. The dropbox is open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.

Please note, overdue fines will be applied on all late Course Reserve materials starting at $10/day.

We have automatically renewed all library books checked out before our building closure until January 15th, 2021. Any overdue fines accrued during our closure will be waived.

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