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Alumni Research Guide

Guide to library resources and services for New School alumni


Alumni may visit New School Library locations with a valid alumni ID card. Contact Alumni Engagement to obtain your card.

Library privileges:

  • Browse and read books, periodicals, and other items in onsite library collections*
  • Computers (please be mindful of current students and limit use when people are waiting)
  • Most library databases 
  • Printing, with purchase of a printing card
  • Wifi
  • Research help via Ask Us
  • Career Development Research Guide
  • Need to return books? See our Updates Guide for book drop locations and hours. Outside of New York? Contact us at for assistance. 

Not included:

  • Borrowing books and other items
  • Library databases that are limited to current New School students and faculty (e.g., LinkedIn Learning) -- Access for 2020 and 2021 alumni ends on September 13, 2021
  • Remote access to library databases. Tip: Many resources and publications offer a discounted student rate! Sign up before you graduate!
  • Access to Consortium libraries (NYU, Cooper Union, New York School of Interior Design)
  • Access for unaccompanied friends, family, or coworkers

*Ask Us for access to New School items from our offsite facility

Alumni, if you need references in RefWorks after you graduate, be sure to export them!