The Hoover Institution Library & Archives (L&A) reading room is open to the public without charge.
In order to request library and/or archival material, all researchers must first agree to the Hoover L&A conditions of use and register through Hoover's Aeon system. Before registering, you may wish to read the Aeon FAQ, which may answer questions you might have about the Aeon request management system. Information collected in conjunction with the use of a Hoover Aeon account may be retained indefinitely and will not be shared unless required by law.
Upon arrival to the Library & Archives reading room, you will be required to show photographic ID in order to complete the registration process. Your photo will also be taken for a Hoover L&A reader card.
Please read through the terms and conditions described below and press the "I Agree" button to continue. You will then be taken to the L&A registration form.
The rights of privacy and publicity are separate and distinct issues from copyright. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Users are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. the use of libelous statements or the invasion of privacy) for which the Hoover Institution assumes no responsibility.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user uses a digital copy or other reproduction for purposes in excess of such "fair use," that user is solely responsible for first obtaining any necessary copyright permission. The user also assumes sole responsibility for questions of invasion of privacy. The Hoover Institution is not responsible for any illegal or improper use of reproduced material and reserves the right to refuse to permit copying if, in its judgment, allowing it would involve violation of copyright law.
No publication, further reproduction, or reuse of the digital copies, beyond fair use, may be made without the express written permission of the copyright owner, if any, or, in the cases copyright is held by Stanford University, by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives on behalf of Stanford University.
I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Stanford University, including the Hoover Institution, and its employees and agents, from any claim, loss, or liability arising out of the use of the photographs I take.
I have read and agree to abide by the terms and conditions above. I understand that violation of the terms of this use agreement or of any of the policies of the Hoover Institution or of Stanford University may result in the forfeiture of the privilege to access and to use materials at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.