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Offsite Alumni Library Access

This guide helps explain the two types of library-related alumni accounts that exist after graduation and all the privileges included with either.


As an alum of the American University, you have the ability to borrow books physically from the library as well as remote access to a select number of databases through the Alumni Association. Please click on the side menu for a detailed explanation of how to create, access, and troubleshoot either of these two accounts. 

Keep in mind, these accounts are not interchangeable. Both have different logins, and both are managed by different departments at AU. If you have any problems accessing one or the other, troubleshooting information is located inside this guide.