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Lathrop Library, 08-350

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1. Location Tip

Lathrop Library is located at 518 Memorial Way. It is located at the corner of Lasuen Mall and Serra Mall, and is adjacent to Memorial Auditorium.


2. Use/Purpose

The building is equipped with seminar rooms and classrooms, including, Bishop Auditorium (300-seat lecture hall on the 1st floor).  In addition, Academic Computing Services, the Digital Language Lab, the Tech Desk and Classrooms 180-198 are located on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor houses the East Asia Library and Classrooms 282-299.  The 3rd floor houses Library Technology and the Metadata Department, and the 4th floor houses the Acquisitions and Preservations Department.  There is an outdoor courtyard on the 1st floor near the 24-hour study space and on the 2nd floor.  A café is planned for the LL. 


3. Accessible Entrance

The accessible route to the courtyard level where step-free entrances are located is via a ramp near the corner of Lasuen Mall and Serra Mall, or via the pathway from Memorial Way between Lathrop and Memorial Auditorium.  Power-operated doors are located on both the east and west sides of the building.  Once inside, Bishop Auditorium is centrally located with power-operated doors to enter the auditorium.  The wheelchair seating is located just inside the entrances of the lecture hall.  The elevator is located to the south of Bishop Auditorium and provides access to all levels (B, 1, 2, 3, 4) of the building.  To access the East Asia Library, take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Once off the elevator, turn right and exit through the door to the exterior courtyard.  Across the courtyard is the entrance to the East Asia Library (located on the north side of the building).  Once inside the East Asia Library, there is another elevator near the northwest corner of the building.  Once off the 3rd and 4th floors, access to the north side of the building is located through a door (card reader access required) on the right once off the elevator. 


4. Restrooms 

Wheelchair accessible men's and women's restrooms are located on the north and south sides of Lathrop Library.  On the 1st floor, restrooms are located just past the elevators on the right side (south).  In addition, restrooms are located at the end of the hall, on the right (north) inside the Academic Computing Station (near a water fountain and refill station).  On the 2nd floor, restrooms are located to the left once off the elevator, at the end of the hall and turning left again, on the left side.  In addition, restrooms are also located in the East Asia Library towards the back (north end).  Restrooms are located on the 3rd floor in a similar location and on the 4th floor in the northeastern side of the building.  There are also restrooms in the LL of the building.  Finally there are unisex restrooms on the 1st and 3rd floors.  The unisex restroom on the 1st floor is via an exterior door (card reader access required) on the south side of the inner courtyard near the 24-hour study area. 


5. Parking & Transportation

Disabled parking is located at the end of Memorial Way, near the Knight Building.  Additional disabled parking is located behind the Littlefield Center on Lasuen Street or at the Oval.  The closest Marguerite shuttle stop is located on Serra Mall, or on Galvez Street and Memorial Way.


6. Points of Interest

The Bing Concert Hall is located to the north of the Littlefield Center on Lasuen Street.  The Hoover Tower is also nearby.  For more information regarding campus eateries, please visit http://www.stanford.edu/dept/visitorinfo/activities/dining.html.





For disability access information about any building not listed in the Campus Access Guide, please contact the Diversity and Access Office, (650) 725-0326 voice, (650) 723-1216 TTY, disability.access@stanford.edu. We welcome your feedback about the Mobility Guide and requests for further information.