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Alumni & Visitor Cards

If you have questions, please contact the Library Help Desk (, 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.


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+.