News Service Library

Established in the early 1960s, the Stanford News Service Library houses faculty-staff publications including Campus Report, Stanford Report, university press releases, and the archive of the university photographer.

Our photo archive covers Stanford faculty and staff, places and events, and spans from the early 1960s to the present. The collection includes negatives and proof sheets from roughly 20,000 assignments as well as more than 14,000 digital photographs.

Our video archive houses over 1,000 videos spanning the early 1990s to the present, and includes features and interviews.

Obtaining Photographs and Video

Note: In order to view non-digitized photographic materials you will need to make an appointment to visit the Library. Please contact the News Service Library at or (650) 725-1943. The Library is staffed Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. For urgent requests on Mondays and Tuesdays, contact the News Service main number at (650) 723-2558.

If digital copies of photographic materials are needed, scanning fees will apply, and a lead time of at least two weeks is required.

For Journalists

Photographs accompanying recent press releases can be found at To obtain any other photographs for publication in news media, please contact the News Service Library at or (650) 725-1943. For urgent requests on Mondays and Tuesdays, contact the News Service main number at (650)723-2558.

Broadcast news media requests for campus B-roll should be directed to Gordon Gurley, Director, Stanford Video, at

For all other news video requests, please contact the News Service.

For Publishers

The News Service Library can license images for use in textbooks, journals, film, or other media. Licenses are for one title, one edition/iteration; no commercial or promotional use. To obtain photographs for publication, please email your request to and include the following information:

  • Name of publisher/production company
  • Publication/production title and author/director
  • Estimated publication/production date
  • Print run
  • Placement of image (interior, cover, etc.) or duration of image on screen
  • Size at which image will be printed/viewed
  • Rights requested (distribution, language, broadcast outlets)

Please note licensing and/or scanning fees may apply to all publisher requests.

For Faculty and Staff

The News Service archive of digital photographs is available via the campus-wide photo database SALLIE, Stanford All-Image Exchange. You may access SALLIE at: Please login with your SUNet ID and password

For further information about SALLIE, please see: