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Alumni Services

Vanderbilt Libraries deeply value our alumni users and we will continue to offer alumni access to collections and item pick up for alums through our online catalog. As part of our comprehensive efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 at Vanderbilt, however, we must limit the presence of all but current students, faculty, and staff in the libraries for the fall 2020 semester. Let us know how we can continue to help you remotely and thank you for your understanding.

Library benefits for Vanderbilt alumni include:
  • Access to a select group of specially licensed digital resources and databases
  • Borrowing privileges at all campus libraries
  • Expert assistance by professional librarians

Digital Resources and Databases

The library also offers off-campus access to a select group of specially licensed alumni databases. For off-campus access, alumni will need a current VUNetID which must be renewed every 12 months. To obtain or reset a VUNetID, submit a request via the link Ask a Librarian with your full name, school name and the year of graduation.

Borrowing Card

All Vanderbilt graduates are encouraged to borrow books from the library free of charge. To request alumni borrowing privileges, please submit a request via Ask a Librarian. Please include the school from which you graduated and the year of your graduation.

Campus access is limited to current students, faculty and staff for the fall 2020 semester. Please take advantage of our contactless pickup service.


Questions? Stop by a library service desk on your next trip to campus or feel free to send us a note. Librarians with subject and discipline expertise provide alumni with information consultation services, in person and by email. You can always Ask a Librarian.

Giving to the Library

Invest in the future of Vanderbilt by giving a gift to support the learning and research needs of the entire Vanderbilt community.