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Gumberg for Alumni & Guest Borrowers

COVID-19 Library News

Due to service limitations, we're unable to extend in-person library privileges to alumni at this time.

All Duquesne University graduates qualify for a Gumberg Library Alumni Card!

  • Complete the DU Alumni Gumberg Library Privileges form (for new applicants and annual renewal requests).

  • Library staff will verify your alumni status and create your alumni library account. Please note this depends on staffing, and may take longer than the usual 2 business days. 

  • You will receive an email notification when your alumni card is available for patio pickup


Borrow Gumberg Library Materials

  • Use the classic catalog to find and request items.  Patio pickup only
    • 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 by emailing or calling 412.396.6130.       

Gumberg Research Database Access


The following services are unavailable to alumni at this time:

  • Access to the Gumberg Library building
  • Any library databases that licensing restrictions prevent off-site access
  • Interlibrary Loan and E-ZBorrow
  • Lab computers, printing, and Wi-Fi