During the COVID pandemic, due to our limited seating capacity, Alumni may be asked to use other locations for general study space (Scholars Den, cafeteria), and can always access workstations and the wifi network for our online resources in S-108 or L-130.
The Library offers select services to alumni and staff of Saint Xavier University.
The following section describes the services available according to patron type, based upon our contractual arrangements with various commercial and consortial partners.
DATABASES AND JOURNAL ARTICLES:
Staff can use the Library's databases on and off campus by verifying access with their campus netID credentials. Retired staff can request book lending privileges.
Alumni who have registered with Alumni Relations for Alumni ID cards are automatically updated in the campus Colleague system, which provides access to our databases from library workstations. While Alumni can use the Library's computers to access our databases and electronic books, licensing agreements with database publishers and vendors preclude the off-campus use of our databases and e-books by Alumni.
Alumni have access to the fulltext journal articles included in our packages, but due to contractual limitations, cannot request journal articles from outside sources using our Borrow From Other Libraries service; they should request external journal articles through their local public library.
Alumni who have not registered with the University can still use a variety of public domain tools from on or off campus, and should contact their public libraries which often offer many fulltext databases from home once users register for a public library card.
SXU BOOKS: With a valid Cougar Card or Alumni Card, staff and Alumni can borrow an unlimited number of books from the SXU Library. The borrowing period is eight weeks, and items may be renewed once. Four movies from the Library may be borrowed for fourteen days, and items may not be renewed.
OUTSIDE LIBRARY BOOKS:
Staff with a valid Cougar Card can use the Library's I-Share and interlibrary-loan services to request materials nationwide.
Alumni must contact their local public library for non-SXU books. Due to CARLI network restrictions, Alumni accounts are not active in the I-Share consortial libraries delivery system.
Faculty, staff, students, clergy and alumni of Saint Xavier University have priority access to the Library and its resources.
CARLI Researchers: (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois Institutional Membership)
Scholars with valid IDs from participating CARLI reciprocal libraries have permission to use our paper book collection on-site.
ALUMNI: The SXU Office of Alumni Relations welcome alumni to utilize the computers in the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library.
See also conduct and responsibilities.