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MARCH 22, 2013

The other day, we discovered a horrifying detail at the entrance to Moffitt. Stanford students can used their student IDs to enter our libraries and even check out our books. Clearly we were horrified by this brazen breach in security and went in search for answers to this seemingly obvious oversight and threat to campus safety.

What we discovered was quite interesting to say the least. It turns out Cal has an interlibrary access deal with Stanford and UT Austin called the Research Library Cooperative Program (RLCP). This gives students and faculty from participating schools access to the libraries and online resources from other participating schools. This means that we can enter Stanford libraries with our Cal 1 cards.

The RLCP is an awesome idea and a fantastic resource for students or faculty doing research. However, if we worked in the libraries, we would be a little wary of letting anyone with a Stanford ID in.

Contact Daniel Radding at [email protected]
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