Information For Alumni

Access and Privileges for Alumni

University of Chicago alumni are welcome to use the Library's collections on-site, purchase borrowing privileges, and access a limited set of online resources licensed for alumni use from off-campus

Electronic Resources for Alumni

Plan Your Visit

Library Locations & Hours

View the hours and locations of the six campus libraries and the Special Collections Research Center. The Special Collections Research Center invites alumni to request materials prior to visiting. Learn more and plan your visit.

Search the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is freely available to search from locations off-campus, regardless of your university affiliation. We encourage alumni to search the Library Catalog to find out if the Library holds the materials you need, where they are held, and whether they are currently available or checked out. 

Print, Copy, and Scan

When using the Library, alumni are welcome to copy, print and scan materials. Alumni must purchase a copy card and/or add value to their UChicago Card or Campus Card prior to printing/copying. We encourage alumni to bring and to use USB devices for saving scans and PDFs. Learn more about printing, copying and scanning in the Library.

Contact Us

If you have questions about Library services, collections, or facilities, or if you need additional information about visiting the libraries, please Ask a Librarian.


Give & Participate

Give to the Library

Make a Gift Online (learn more)

Library Society

Join the Library Society

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