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Gumberg for Alumni, Retirees, & Guest Borrowers

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Research Access for Retirees

Gumberg Research Access for Retirees

Access to Gumberg Library databases or interlibrary loan requires a MultiPass account. 


The following is from the Duquesne University Technology and Computing webpage: Retiree Email FAQ:

Retired faculty who have active research or scholarly projects that benefit Duquesne can request a one-year extension to keep their University email and MultiPass access during retirement.

To request extended access please follow the instructions outlined in our Email Service Requirements, Section 6.d.c.iv (Retiree-Retired Faculty), which is available online at

Library Services for Retirees

Duquesne Retiree Library Privileges

Upon verification of Duquesne retiree status and registration in the library's user database, Duquesne retirees are afforded the following library privileges:

Visit Gumberg Library

Borrow Gumberg Library Physical 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

Study Spaces

  • Study rooms are not available during the academic year. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis during the summer months and holiday periods
  • Open study spaces are available depending on current student use. 

The following Gumberg Library services require an active MultiPass account (see above for information on applying for access).

  • Gumberg Research Database Access

  • Borrowing from Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan and EZBorrow).