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Gumberg for Alumni, Retirees, & Guest Borrowers

For Duquesne Alumni living in the Pittsburgh region:

  • Alumni can complete the alumni card request form here:
  • You will receive an email notification when your card is available for pickup. Please note that it may take up to 2 business days to confirm alumni status.
  • Please bring photo ID and stop at the 4th floor circulation desk to pick up your card. Cards cannot be mailed. 
Alumni Library Privileges

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

Visit Gumberg Library
Borrow Gumberg Library Physical Materials
  • Circulating books may be checked out for 4 weeks, with one 4 week renewal permitted
  • Materials from other collections (Curriculum Center, Audiovisuals, Phenomenology Center, Library of Things) 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

Online Resources

Gumberg library's extensive collection of databases is only accessible onsite. For offsite alumni, here is a list of reputable and freely available databases, repositories, and other online resources.


Many of these databases provide free access to selected articles. If an article you need is available for a fee, checkout the Tools for Finding Full Text section of this guide to see if you might be able to get the article for free.

Online Books and Archival Collections

Tools for Finding Full Text

The tools below can help you find freely available full text. Libaries can help you get articles that are not freely available. See the Finding a Library section of this guide to find a libary that can help you.

When you can't find a free copy...
  • Contact the corresponding author directly to request a copy
  • See the Full Text Articles section of this guide to check other possible sources
  • Go to the Finding a Library section of this guide to find a library that can help you

Curriculum Center Alumni Privileges

One of the special benefits afforded Duquesne University Alumni is the ability to use the Curriculum Center!

Whether you've just started teaching and need to make a few bulletin boards or you've been teaching for years and want to explore a new curriculum, you are welcome to visit the Curriculum Center and explore our resources. 

Please visit the Curriculum Center's webpage to view more details regarding alumni privileges.


Health Sciences Alumni Privileges

Gumberg Library offers many resources to health sciences alumni after graduation. Please review our Health Sciences Alumni Guide to find links to free resources and tips on how to get information that’s not freely available. If you have questions, please contact us at Ask Gumberg!