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A guide to borrowing items from Lemieux Library, Summit and InterLibrary Loan

Services for Seattle University Alumni

Welcome SU Alumni!

We are pleased to offer a variety of library services to Seattle University alumni. These services include: borrowing Lemieux library books, journals, and media, access to Special Collections, on-site access to research databases, and basic research assistance.

Getting Started

Seattle University Alumni

  • Request a Lemieux Library Borrowing Account

    • A Circulation staff member will contact you when your account is ready to use.
    • When you are ready borrow materials, please bring a photo ID to the 3rd floor Circulation Desk.

Law School Alumni

  • Please request your alumni borrowing accounts at the Law Library first.
  • Once your borrowing account is created with the Law Library, all you need is a photo ID to borrow materials at Lemieux Library.‚Äč

Alumni Borrowing Policies

You are invited to take advantage of the following services and privileges:

Alumni can check out up to six items at any time from the general collection. No renewals are allowed.

  • Books are loaned for 6 weeks
  • Media (DVD/VHS/CD) and periodicals are loaned for 6 days

Library Services


  • Search a select number of library-licensed databases at the two walk-up computers located on the 2nd floor. Please bring your own flash drive or other device to download information. 
  • Research assistance for alumni includes: basic instruction in the use of the catalog and to our guest databases; brief answers to research questions during on-call hours; or referrals to other collections and services.
    • Alumni with in-depth questions related to Catholic religion or liturgy will be referred to the Archdiocese of Seattle
  • Access to Special Collections materials is available by scheduled appointment. Materials include rare, limited editions, fine press and artists' books, plus university archives.
  • Through the SU Digital Library, search the entire history of Seattle U's student newspapers, The Spectator (1933-2012), and its predecessor The Palestra (1922-1927)
  • Other amenities include quiet, attractive study spaces available throughout the building. Sixteen group study rooms are available to alumni on a walk-up basis.
  • Free book scanner located on the 3rd floor. 


  • Alumni do not have access to: Interlibrary Loan, Summit, computer labs, wireless internet, or printers and copiers.
  • Alumni cannot place holds or requests for books and media. 
  • Due to vendor restrictions, remote access to library-licensed databases subscriptions is only available for current students, faculty or staff.
  • SU alumni do not have access to Law Library materials.
  • Access to the Library after 8pm is exclusive to current SU students, faculty, and staff with a valid SU Campus Card. Alumni, guest borrowers, and campus visitors without a current SU Campus Card are welcome to visit Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons Sunday - Thursday before 8pm, and all day Fridays and Saturdays. More information can be found on our Card Access libguide.


Contact and receive a response within 24-48 hours.

Additional Alumni Services

Visit the Alumni Office to learn about other benefits, events, and professional development opportunities for SU alumni.

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