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Aeon: special collections research account

Preparing for an on-site visit:

  • All personal items must be secured according to reading room policies. Only laptops, phones and chargers are allowed. Colored paper and pencils are available.
  • Materials must be requested 3 business days in advance at most reading rooms. David Rumsey Map Center materials can be retrieved in 1 business day.

Stanford University users

Stanford community members include current students, postdocs, staff, faculty, appointed visiting scholars, and fellows.

First time users will be directed to a registration form to create an Aeon account.

External visitors

Please note: On-site visitors must register separately for building access. Instructions will be emailed to you after you create your Aeon account.

Upon arrival, you must present a government-issued photo ID, and have your photo taken.