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Services for Alumni

Borrowing and Lending Information

The Access Assistance Services Desk is located on the 2nd floor as you enter the library.

Identification Cards: Alumni and family members may apply for an APSU Library Courtesy Card. All family members must have their own courtesy card to check out library materials.

APSU Library Courtesy Card: Alumni and family members can apply for an APSU Library Courtesy Card. They may check out books from the general and special collections (21-day loan) and government publications (21-day loan). Courtesy card holders must be at least 18 years old. Courtesy card holders are allowed to have a maximum of three items checked out at one time. They may use other items (such as videos and DVDs) and equipment in house only. Courtesy card holders may NOT use the Library Instruction Room (LIR), nor can they access databases remotely.

The APSU Library Courtesy Card can be applied for at the Circulation/Reserve Desk located on the main level in the Library. Photo identification and proof of residence, such as a utility bill, are required for registration. Courtesy cards may be issued to residents of Montgomery, Stewart, Houston, Dickson, Cheatham and Robertson counties (Tennessee) and Christian, Todd, Logan and Trigg counties (Kentucky).

Loan Periods: Alumni may check out up to three general collection books and government publications for a period of three weeks. They may use other items (such as videos and dvds) and equipment in house only.

Additional Services

Information Commons: The InfoCommons provides alumni with more than 90 workstations with Internet access and current software.

Instruction Rooms: The library has two instruction rooms. LB 114 is on the first floor and has 24 workstations. LB 209 is on the second floor and has 35 workstations. LB 209 is also open to students when not in use for formal instruction.

Quiet Zones: There are Quiet Zones on the first and third floors of the library. When using the Quiet Zones, please speak softly, keep conversations brief and refrain from talking or making phone calls.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a collection of databases that provide access to over 400,000 magazines, newspapers, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, primary source materials, and more! TEL is available free of charge to any Tennessee resident and is accessible 24/7 from any computer with access to the internet. Click here to access the TEL website.