Services for Alumni
All alumni of Brandeis University are welcomed back to use the Library’s resources and services as detailed below.
Alumni can access our catalog and online resources during their visit on any public computer in the library using the guest account option. To borrow materials from Brandeis Library, alumni must be supporting members of the Brandeis Alumni Association. Members are given an electronic alumni card that can be shown to Information & Borrowing Desk to create your library account. Alumni cards can be obtained by making a supporting member gift through the Alumni Office.
|Item Type||Loan Period||Renewals|
|General Stacks Books||60 Days||2 Renewals|
|DVD & Media||7 Days||2 Renewals|
|Recreational Reading||60 Days||2 Renewals|
Alumni may borrow 10 items at a time
Alumni are not able to borrow laptops and equipment
Alumni are responsible for any fines and fees accrued due to overdue or lost materials. Alumni with over $50 in fines cannot borrow until their balance is brought below $50. For more information visit Fines and Fees.
Interlibrary Loan and Boston Library Consortium
Alumni cannot request materials through Interlibrary Loan and Scan on Demand or obtain a Boston Library Consortium Card. However, many local public libraries offer interlibrary loan and consortial borrowing services.
Brandeis Library subscribes to over 400 databases, most of which are limited to students, faculty, staff, and walk-in users. Alumni can browse our extensive collection of online resources during their visit on any public computer in the library using the guest account option. Brandeis Library licenses a limited number of paid databases for alumni. Visit our Resources for Alumni guide for licensed and openly available resources.
Research librarians are available in-person, as well as by phone (781-736-4627), email, and chat. Check our service hours.