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Alumni Services

Central Services for Alumni


Alumni are eligible for library access and use. Please see Access and Use Information for more details.

Leisure Reading

You're welcome to browse and check out titles from our Leisure Reading collection. The loan period on these items is two weeks.


You're free to check out DVDs from the Leisure Viewing collection and other DVDs so long as they are not on reserve for a class or on hold for another user. The checkout period on these items is three days.

The library is a life-long benefit to all Vanderbilt alumni. We are delighted to have you visit virtually or in person!

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

When on campus, alumni may access most of the library’s electronic resources available in campus libraries. The library is also able to offer remote, off-campus, access to a select group of specially licensed alumni databases. To gain remote access, alumni will need a VUNet ID. If you do not already have a VUNet ID, request one by submitting the request via the Ask a Librarian button. To expedite the request, please indicate the school from which you graduated, and the year of graduation.

Borrowing Card

All Vanderbilt graduates are encouraged to borrow books from the library free of charge. The Commodore Card provides borrowing privileges to all Vanderbilt libraries. To obtain a card after graduation, please visit Vanderbilt’s Card Services office.


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.

Visit Us on Campus

Alumni are welcome in all Vanderbilt Libraries. Find a library location, check the hours and visit us to see an exhibit, use our digital collections, browse the stacks, or to see what's new in your favorite library space. Here is some help with maps, directions and parking.

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.