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Alumni Services

Now That You've Graduated...

Alumni! The Loras College Library is still here for you. This guide explains how.

Can I check out books?

  • Yes. After graduation, obtain an alumni library card. This will allow you to borrow Loras College Library books, DVDs, and other physical materials.
  • Unfortunately, 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.

Here are the library's borrowing policies.

Can I use the library's databases?

  • The library's catalog of books is available from on and off campus. Use it to find books in our catalog that you can check-out.
  • Visit the Library to use our other library databases, such as those linking to articles and ebooks.
  • Otherwise, our library databases are not available remotely to those not actively enrolled at the college, per our licenses with the database vendors.

Can I use the library's copiers and scanners?


  • CopiersThere is a coin-operated copy machine in 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.