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Services for Alumni


Everyone is welcome to visit the UW Libraries (Seattle, Bothell & Tacoma) and use our books, journals and most other materials while in the library.

Note: while your personal UW NetID itself is permanent, some services associated with it—like computer access and library borrowing privileges—expire when you graduate. Become a UW Alumni Association member! Benefits include eligibility for a UW Libraries Borrower’s Card and access to the EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database.


Use the Collections

  • Borrowing Info for UW Alumni Association Members
    Current UW Alumni Association (UWAA) members can also get a UW Libraries borrower’s card.
  • UW Libraries Search
    Search to identify books and other material and their location/availability before visiting.
  • EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database
    Current UW Alumni Association (UWAA) members can access this EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database.
    Note: Off-campus access to other UW-restricted databases, ebooks and resources is only available to current UW faculty, staff and students. However local public libraries may offer remote access to many of the same databases and resources.
  • UW Digital Collections
    The Libraries collection of digitized images and texts with an emphasis on the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Microform & Newspaper Collections
    Extensive collection of local, national and international newspapers.
  • Special Collections
    Rare and archival materials (manuscripts, historic images, book arts and more) specializing in Pacific Northwest history and culture.
  • All Libraries
    Links to all campus libraries, hours & maps.

Visiting Campus


Get Help

  • Get help now (Ask Us!)
    Chat with a librarian 24/7, email, phone or text message
  • FAQs
    Frequently asked questions about using the Libraries.