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Borrowing From Gumberg: Alumni


Alumni Library Privileges

Upon verification of alumni status and registration in the library's user database, alumni are afforded limited library privileges.

Borrowing Gumberg Library Materials

  • Circulating books may be checked out for 28 days, with one renewal permitted
  • Materials from other collections (Music, Curriculum Center, Audiovisuals, Phenomenology Center) circulate according to their respective time frames
  • A maximum of 20 items may be checked out at a given time
  • Renewals may be requested in person or over the phone at 412.396.6130

Gumberg Research Database Access

  • Mango Languages is the first library-licensed product available to ALL Duquesne alumni!
  • For all other library databases, you must be in the library to access the databases. Licensing restrictions prevent off-site access.
  • Stop by the Circulation Desk for an alumni computer log-in 
  • Interlibrary Loan and E-Z Borrow services are not available to alumni.

Room Keys/Laptops

  • Study rooms and laptops are not available during the academic year
  • Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis during the summer months and holiday periods


  • Stop by the Circulation Desk for an alumni computer log-in 

​​Procedure for Obtaining Library Privileges

  • Visit the Circulation Desk and complete a registration form
  • Forms will be verified as soon as possible, but may take up to 24 hours during the business week. Once forms are verified, the alumni user will be entered in the library's user database
  • Alumni privileges are valid for for one year and may be extended upon request
  • To borrow materials, alumni must present a valid photo driver's license, passport, or employer ID card with photo

Circulation Desk Contact

Circulation Desk

4th Floor, Gumberg Library

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA 15282