Library Access

The Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford Law School is a friendly, comfortable, and well-equipped legal research library that supports the curriculum, programs and clinics of the law school.

The law library has a rich collection of books along with millions of pages of online documents. The Robert Crown Law Library welcomes Stanford students, faculty, and staff to delve into its rich collection and turn to the Library’s service-oriented staff for help with their research needs.

For general questions about the Library, access, or services e-mail or call 650 723.2477.

SLS Alumni/Alumnae & Recent Grads

  • Use of the Library:  Stanford Law School alumni/alumnae are always welcome to use the law library. If you are an SLS alumnus or alumna and would like to obtain an alumni library card, please fill out the online form or contact us at Please provide us with your name as you’d like it to appear on the card, your mailing address and your class year. Note that the SLS alumni library card will provide access to the law library only.
  • Access to Print & Database Materials:  Please see our SLS Alumni/Alumnae & Recent Grads page for information about accessing the library with existing student ID cards.


Attorney Fee Access

Attorneys may use the Library on a fee basis. Fees provide access to law library print materials only. Please consult the Card Fees & Forms page for details.

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars who meet eligibility requirements may apply for admission into the SLS Visiting Scholars Program.  Those accepted as Visiting Scholars or Visiting Student Researchers gain certain access privileges to the Robert Crown Law Library as described here.

Bar Exam Prep Student

Individuals studying for the Bar exam may purchase an Access Only law library card for the 2 month period before the  exam.  The July Bar access period runs from June until the July exam; the February Bar access period runs from January until the February Bar exam.  Access to the law library will be unavailable during SLS exams.  The Bar Access Only card does not provide borrowing privileges, nor does it provide access to other campus libraries.

The Bar exam Access Only card options are described on the card registration form.  The cost for this card is $60 for each exam period (and $30 for Stanford University alumni).