Answered By: Adam Sexton
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2018     Views: 5115

Graduating USC students retain their full library privileges until the first day of the next Academic Period (as listed on the USC Academic Calendar). For example, if you graduate in May, you will continue to have full access to the libraries until first day of the fall semester.

After that time, in order to obtain a USC Libraries borrowing card, alumni need to first receive a membership card from the USC Alumni Association; online or in person at the Tutor Center Room 305. Once their Alumni Association card is registered at the Doheny Library Circulation Desk, alumni will be able to check out up to 20 books in person from the library for 4 weeks. Also, while in the Doheny Library, alumni can access electronic library materials from the guest computers.  Please request a guest log in at the Doheny Circulation desk. 

From off-campus, alumni who register with the USC Alumni Association can access a limited number of library databases including the ProQuest Research Library, JSTOR, Project MUSE and Gale Virtual Reference Library  through the Alumni Association web site. Once logged on, alum should see the screen below.

Alumni are not able to access other electronic resources from an off campus location, nor use interlibrary loan or document delivery services.

To register for alumni library privileges, go to the Alumni Association webpage and fill out their registration form.

For a full information about alumni library access, check out this page of Library Privileges for Alumni.


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