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Green Library closed on 4th of July

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Green Library will be closed on the 4th of July. We will reopen on Saturday, July 5, 9am - 5pm.

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Stacks in Green Library: Where are they?

Question:
I looked up a book in Socrates and it says it's in the STACKS in Green Library. Where are the Stacks?

Answer:
There are 3 floors of "stacks" in the East Wing and 7 floors of "stacks" in the West (Bing) Wing. Green Library also has other locations so make sure your catalog record says the book is in STACKS. Some other locations are: IC, HASRC, SSRC, Special Collections, Media Microtext Colletion, IC Stats, IC Ready Reference.
Here is a map (not to scale) of the stack areas.
Here is a Stack Directory by Call number (we also have pocket Stack Location Guides at the Information Center desk).

Egyptology library comes to Stanford Libraries

Stanford Libraries and Special Collections has just acquired a "world class" Egyptology collection.

The collection of Wolja Erichsen (1890-1966), now at Stanford's Green Library, documents more than 1,500 years of Egyptian history, ranging from about 650 B.C. to about A.D. 1000. It includes Egypt's important transition from paganism to Christianity.

The story behind Stanford's acquisition of Erichsen's library is an appealing one: Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922, the same year that young Edna Kumpe (later Upton) graduated from college. Carter's discovery inaugurated her lifelong interest in Egypt and the Bible, rooted in early Coptic translations of biblical texts.

Upton's granddaughter, Stanford alumna Chele Chiavacci, made a donation in the name of her late grandmother. Chiavacci is managing director of Mistral Capital International and also on the advisory board of the Stanford Archaeology Center.

The donation, augmented with a contribution from the Classics Department and matching funds from the Provost's Office, was used to purchase the Erichsen collection.

The Edna Kumpe Upton Memorial Erichsen Library will be housed and available for study partly in the Department of Special Collections and partly in the Green Library general collection stacks.

Q&A: How can I get some light in the Green East Stacks?

In the Green East stacks, there arelight switches at the end of each row of books. Just turn them on when you need them, and off when you're done.

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