Alumni and the Library

As you prepare for graduation, you can count on many of the same great library services as alumni, which you’ve come to expect as a student.  As Emory alumni, you’ll always have access to the library.  You only need to update your record at the Woodruff Library Service Desk or the Health Sciences Center InfoDesk to continue to check out books.  In addition, staff at both libraries can log you into a computer providing you with expanded access to databases and online journals.

Emory gate with 'Congratulations Graduates banner

If you’re staying in town, you can finally toss that tired, worn Emory card and replace it with a new, free Alumni ID Card to provide easy access to the Woodruff Library, including the Music & Media Library,  the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, and the Health Sciences Center Library. For other Emory libraries, please contact them directly for alumni privileges.

If you are moving away from metro-Atlanta, you will still have many library privileges. You can continue to count on Subject Librarians for assistance via phone, email, or chat. The Emory Alumni Association (EAA) provides access to several of the popular databases, including Project Muse journals, CINAHL, Adam Matthew’s primary sources, Academic Search, and Business Source. You’ll find these and even more from EAA to keep current in your profession, great for consumer issues, and for financial news.

Just a few Emory library services are not available to alumni, such as off-campus, full-text access to all of the library’s licensed resources and interlibrary loan.  Fortunately, there are some alternative options.  As mentioned above, the EAA provides access to several of the databases. Your local public library can offer you interlibrary loan, as well as many online article databases, genealogy tools, and popular e-books. If you plan to stay in metro Atlanta or Georgia, you’ll have access to many research databases via GALILEO (Georgia Library Learning Online).  We also recommend you use a browser tool, Unpaywall, which links you legally to free scholarly journals from open-access journals and university repositories, including OpenEmory.   Need Help? Ask a Librarian button

Your security and privacy are important to us. The library does NOT email you and ask for your personal information.  We prefer to do this in person to protect your privacy. Therefore, ignore any phishing spam in your inbox that implies otherwise. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to call or email the Library Service Desk at 404-727-6873 or libraryservicedesk [at] emory [dot] edu

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