Alumni Information

Welcome to the Purdue University Libraries’ Alumni Resources hub, where the journey doesn't end with your graduation; it evolves. We are thrilled that you are considering reconnecting with Libraries to continue benefiting from our diverse range of services tailored to our esteemed alumni.

Here's how you can make the most of your alumni status:

  • Library Borrowing Privileges:
    If you're eager to delve back into the world of physical books, you can obtain a library-issued visitor borrowing card. For more details, head to our Library Borrowing page.
  • Digital Resources for Alumni:
    Discover a wealth of electronic resources (databases) exclusively licensed for our alumni. Visit our Digital Resources page for insights. If you haven't set up your Purdue for Life account, you can do so by clicking on the “First-time log-in?” link on the same page.
  • Explore A to Z Databases:
    Dive into a curated list of freely available databases featured on our A to Z database list.
  • On Campus Access for Alumni:
    Alumni and visitors can access licensed online resources from designated guest computers in our eight library locations on campus, including the Humanities, Social Sciences and Education library in Stewart Center, the Mathematical Sciences Library, the Veterinary Medical Library, and the Library of Engineering and Science. Please note that printing services are not available for guests, but you can save PDF documents to cloud services like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive. Need assistance? Our information desk in these libraries is here to help.
  • Go Back in Time by Exploring Purdue History:
    Explore the rich heritage of Purdue with resources provided by Archives and Special Collections, including rare books that date back to the 15th century, historical newspapers, past year books, and exhibitions around famous alumni such as Amelia Earhart.
  • INSPIRE for Indiana Residents:
    Indiana-resident alumni have exclusive access to INSPIRE, a comprehensive collection of online academic databases and information resources. This includes full-text magazine and journal articles, historic newspapers, multimedia, and more. Residents of other states may find similar services tailored to their locations.
  • Be in the Know:
    Stay updated on the latest news and announcements from Libraries and School of Information Studies by checking out our blog, where we share insights, events, and exciting developments within our vibrant community.
  • Support Libraries' Excellence:
    Our services, spaces, and collections thrive with the support of generous donations from Purdue alumni and friends. If you're interested in contributing to the legacy of Purdue Libraries, explore Libraries Endowments.

Embark on a lifelong connection with Purdue University Libraries. Your intellectual adventure continues, and we're here to enrich it every step of the way.