Information for Alumni

Following guidelines from the state, visitors, including alumni, are not eligible for access to our collections at this time.
We're working actively to determine when and how to reopen our buildings and collections to a wider audience.

Borrowing privileges

Alumni can register as guest borrowers at no cost.

  • Bring your Rutgers Alumni Card and photo ID at any Rutgers library circulation desk. If you are a recent graduate, a photo ID is sufficient identification for one year after your graduation date.
  • You can get an Rutgers Alumni Card at
  • Visit our Borrow/Access/Request pages for detailed information about borrowing privileges for Alumni and other guests.

Off-campus access

Alumni don't have off-campus access to subscription databases, but we can suggest some freely available resources that you may find useful.

Special Collections and University Archives has the Rutgers Magazine and its predecessors going back to 1914.