Alumni ServicesAccess to the Building
Use of Electronic Resources
Gifts to the Library
Keeping in Touch
Access to the Building
The John and Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons together with the Francis A. Drexel Library, now form the new Post Academic Center.
Alumni may access the building during any open hours of operation. Please show either an Alumni Library Card or valid photo identification.
Alumni are welcome to use the Library catalog and borrow books from the Library with their Alumni Library Card. This card can be obtained at the Library Services Desk, once Alumni status has been verified with the Alumni Office. To apply, come to Library Services Desk, during regular business hours (9am - 5pm, Monday-Friday) and make the request in person by filling out our application form. Note that a valid picture ID is required to enter the building.
An Alumni Library Card does not expire. Registered alumni may:
- Borrow circulating books from the Library: up to 10 books for a 28 day loan period with a two week renewal.
- Access any of our in print resources, including print journals.
Using Library Electronic Resources
Due to database licensing restrictions, use of databases, software, and general Internet access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and passwords. The Library has put together a list of alternative resources for Alumni use. Find them and more information about services for Alumni at our Research Guide: Alumni Resources.
Interlibrary Loan Privileges
Due to the demand for Interlibrary Loan requests from current students and faculty, we are unable to extend this service to our alumni. Please know that the public library in your local community has the capacity to receive materials from other libraries via interlibrary loan.
Consulting with Saint Joseph's University Librarians
Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of the subject expertise of Francis A. Drexel Library's Reference Staff. Alumni should consult our Staff Directory to contact a Reference Librarian. Alumni are also encouraged to use the Ask A Librarian service to contact a Librarian by email or instant message (available from the Library's homepage).
Access to Saint Joseph's University Archives
The Archive Collection consists of departmental records, photographs, manuscripts dating back to the university's founding, university publications, university memorabilia, and newspaper clippings that record the ever evolving intellectual and physical landscape of the university.
Visit the Archives and Special Collections page for more information.
Gifts to support the collections of the Francis A. Drexel Library
A great way to show appreciation for someone special, be it a family member, friend or respected teacher, is through a gift to the Library in honor of that person or as a memorial tribute. This donation could be an appropriate book chosen to represent the honoree's special interest in a subject or a monetary gift the Library can use to select and purchase materials for the collections. Any print book that is accepted will carry a book plate in the volume acknowledging the gift as well as a digital bookplate in the Library's catalog.
General monetary gifts can also be made to help the Library purchase materials - in print, electronic or visual format - for a particular subject area or for our general collections.
While the Library is appreciative of gifts of books as described above, we can not accept collections of books from someone's personal library without special arrangement with the Associate Director for Resources Management.
For more information contact:
Acting Associate Director for Resources Management
Saint Joseph's University
Alumni Services at Saint Joseph's University
Office of Alumni and Development
Last revision/review: October 8, 2013