Access to Building

Alumni of Saint Joseph’s University (including past graduates of the University of the Sciences) are welcome to search the library catalog and borrow books from campus libraries with a valid alumni card. This card may be requested at either Library Service Desk. Use of databases and general Internet access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff members with valid network accounts and password.

Although we cannot provide access to those resources, many databases are available through local public libraries. Suggestions for alternative access to electronics resources are available in our Resources for Alumni Research Guide.  Please see the POWER Library tab for more information.

Alumni are welcome to use the library, but we strongly recommend that you schedule an appointment with us prior to your visit. This can be done by calling either of the Services desk or via Ask a Librarian.

Drexel Library Service Desk:
(610) 660-1900
during our hours of operation

England Library Service Desk:
(215) 596-8960
during our hours of operation


Guide to Alumni Resources at the Library

Find links to research help, databases, archives and more information about services for Alumni at our Research Guide: Alumni Resources.

Consultation and Reference Help

Alumni may use the Ask A Librarian knowledge base or the Research Help link to contact a Librarian for assistance.

Support the Library

Gifts to support the collections of the Saint Joseph's University Libraries
A great way to show appreciation for someone special, be it a family member, friend or respected teacher, is through a gift 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 prior arrangement.

For more information contact:
Anne Z. Krakow
Library Director
Contact Anne Z. Krakow