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Alumni & Visitor Cards

If you have questions, please contact the Library Help Desk (librarycirc@scu.edu, 408-554-5020) for more information.

Alumni are entitled to a free courtesy card upon verification of their status through the Alumni Association.

Non-affiliated visitors who do not have a card from one of the LINK+ visiting patron program libraries are encouraged to obtain a free card from any Santa Clara City Library branch. There is no cost associated with obtaining this card.

Visiting scholars, researchers, etc. should contact their department chair or sponsoring agent for information on obtaining library privileges. Non-SCU students participating in Army ROTC through the Military Science Program may obtain complimentary courtesy cards upon request.

Restrictions

Courtesy Cards cannot be used for:

  • borrowing periodicals, microforms, and other non-print or non-circulating materials,
  • remote access to most electronic databases that are licensed for SCU students, faculty, or staff,
  • requesting materials from interlibrary loan or LINK+.

Applications for SCELC Cards may be submitted at the Library Help Desk, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Policies

More information about the Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program can be found at SCELC.

Restrictions

SCELC cards cannot be used for:

  • requesting items through interlibrary loan
  • borrowing tablets
  • remote access to SCU electronic databases

The library participates in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Library Passport direct reciprocal library borrowing program for AJCU faculty.

Applications for AJCU Cards may be submitted at the Library Help Desk.

Agreement

AJCU cards must be presented at the Library Help Desk to borrow materials from the Library's circulating collections for a maximum of 180 days. Materials may be renewed if they have not been requested by another user.

AJCU card holders are subject to all applicable lost materials charges.

Restrictions

AJCU cards cannot be used for:

  • requesting items through interlibrary loan
  • borrowing tablets
  • remote access to SCU electronic databases