Borrowing Privileges


Alumni are welcome to use the Gutman Library's print and media collections. The library is open to alumni Monday — Friday, 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. The library is not accessible to alumni on weekends or after 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Getting an Alumni Card

Contact the Alumni Office at 215-951-2710. The first alumni library card is free but lost cards that need to be replaced will result in a $25 fee. Or, request a card in person at the Alumni Office (Reichlin House, 2nd Floor), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Allow at least 24-hours for the card to be processed and activated. Pick up the card at the Kanbar Campus Center's Welcome and Information Desk (bring a valid photo I.D.). Once you have the card, stop by the Library and complete a patron registration form to begin checking out materials.

Using Study Rooms

Alumni who present a currently valid alumni library card at the circulation desk will be granted access to a study room as long as no current students are waiting to use a room. If alumni are using a study room, the library reserves the right to ask that the room be made available to any waiting students. There is a limit of four hours for use of a study room. Alumni may not reserve a study room in advance.

Interlibrary Loan

Due to agreements and shared policies, Gutman Library is currently unable to offer the Interlibrary Loan service to alumni. However, reference staff can try to identify local libraries holding specific items for alumni. Alumni may choose to contact a local public library for materials, as these institutions often have Interlibrary loan services available to their patrons.

Reference Services

Alumni can make requests by calling the Gutman Library Reference Department (215-951-2848).

Questions? Contact us at 215-951-2848 or email