The Hoover Institution Library & Archives (L&A) reading rooms are open to the public for academic research purposes without charge, subject to donor restrictions, other Stanford University policies, and the users' acceptance of the terms and conditions set forth below.
Upon arrival to the library or archives reading room, you will be required to show government-issued photo 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 terms and conditions apply to both remote and in-person use of the materials held by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives (L&A), regardless of the particular collections that you intend to use.
The following rules apply to the use of all materials. Additional restrictions and policies may apply to specific materials and collections. The Hoover Institution reserves the right to change these rules at any time.
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 domestic or foreign 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. Users also agree not to record, reproduce, or disclose any Social Security numbers or other similar types of sensitive personal data that may be included in requested materials.
Access to Hoover Institution Library & Archives (L&A) collections does not convey permission to publish or distribute its collections or material in any format.
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 the purpose described above, 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.
The user is solely responsible for investigating the holder of the copyright and/or other applicable proprietary rights and obtaining permission from the relevant right holders for publication and distribution of the materials. No publication, further reproduction, distribution, or reuse of the materials (including any images or reproductions thereof), beyond fair use as permitted under applicable laws, 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 via a separate permission request process. For the avoidance of doubt, publishing and reproduction, as used herein, shall include posting of the materials or any portions thereof on the Internet.
Please be advised that the reading rooms are monitored by security cameras at all times. Video records are maintained as long as is necessary. You may be asked to provide identification at any time.
YOUR ACCESS TO THE HOOVER INSTITUTION LIBRARY & ARCHIVES AND ITS COLLECTIONS OF MATERIALS IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL STANFORD UNIVERSITY OR ITS DONORS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF, OR IN CONNECTION WITH, THE USE OF ITS FACILITIES, SYSTEMS AND/OR MATERIALS.
I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Stanford University, including the Hoover Institution, and its employees, donors, and agents, from any claim, loss, or liability arising out of my use, reproduction, publication, or distribution of the materials and any reproductions thereof, including any infringement of intellectual property rights held by others.
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.