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Alumni Services

Can I Check Out Books?

When you graduate, your student library account is deactivated. After graduation, you may obtain an alumni library card. This will allow you to borrow Loras College Library books, DVDs, and other physical materials.

An alumni card does NOT give you access to interlibrary loan services. We ask that you work with your local public library (such as Carnegie-Stout Public Library, if you live in Dubuque) for interlibrary loans.

Can I use Library Databases?

The library's catalog is available from on and off campus.

Unfortunately, our other library databases, such as those linking to articles and ebooks, are not available to those not actively enrolled at the college, per our licenses with the database vendors. If you need access to an article in one of our databases, please contact your local library to place an Interlibrary Loan request.

Can I Use Copiers and Scanners?

CopiersThere is a coin-operated copy machine near the reading room of the Center for Dubuque History on first floor. Copies cost fifteen cents each.

Scanners: Scanning is free! The copy machine also makes scans. Look for instructions near the machine. The public computers on 2nd floor also allow you to scan items.

Microfilm copying and scanning: The scanning microfilm reader is on the 1st floor of the library near the microfilm cabinets. Instructions are posted near the machine.