Alumni info

   
Welcome, UCSC Alumni!

 

The UCSC Library offers many services and resources of special interest to alumni, including documents about the history of the campus, sources to help you take your academic life or career to its next stage, and tools for continuing education and intellectual growth.

While all alumni have access to the same considerable resources as the general public, members of the UCSC Alumni Association (or any UC alumni association) are entitled to access resources located in the Alumni Digital Library (Proquest). The Library and the Alumni Association are pleased to offer Alumni Association members free access to this electronic resource. This service includes more than 2300 online journals, magazines, and newspapers, many with full text.

Please note that because of licensing restrictions, the UCSC Library is not able to offer remote (from home) access to the full range of electronic journals and databases available to UCSC students, faculty and staff. Alumni must come into the library to access these additional resources.

 

Library Privileges

  • Your UC Alumni Association membership entitles you a UCSC Library card with borrowing privileges to the UCSC Library's collections.*
  • You may check out up to 25 books at a time from both the McHenry and Science & Engineering Library collections.
  • Books are due in 3 weeks; the date is indicated on the printed receipt.
  • Journals are due the next day, but may be renewed provided no hold has been placed on them.
  • UCSC-owned items can be retrieved from off-site storage (NRLF).
  • Access electronic resources and databases from home using the Proquest Digital Library. **

* Note: Alumni borrowing privileges include UCSC owned items, including UCSC titles stored off-campus. However, interlibrary borrowing services and Melvyl Request access to collections of other libraries are not included.

**Note: Does not include the full range of electronic journals and databases available to current UCSC students, faculty and staff. Alumni must come into the library to access these additional electronic resources.

Proquest Digital Library for UCSC Alumni

ProQuest is an electronic data service offering thousands of online journals and magazines covering a wide array of subjects.

Members of the Friends of the UCSC Library can sign up by following the steps describe below.  Members of the Alumni Association must visit the Alumni Digital Library site to sign up for this service.