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Services for Affiliates, Guests and Visitors

The front of W. W. Hagerty Library.

The Drexel Libraries' physical locations are currently open to all guests, affiliates and visitors, including members of the general public. 

Non-Employee Associates

A non-employee associate is a volunteer, independent contractor, visiting research professor, volunteer faculty member, or other person who will not be paid through Drexel's payroll system but needs access to Drexel online accounts or facilities.

Non-employee associates share access to many of the same resources and services as Drexel students, faculty, and staff. They may borrow any of the items in the Libraries' circulating collections (ex: books, DVDs, technology equipment) and view any of the items in the Libraries' non-circulating collections while on-site. They are welcome to use and reserve shared Libraries spaces if available.

Non-employee associates are also eligible for access to the Libraries' online licensed resources (ex: databases and online journals) while on-site at a Libraries location and by asking for assistance at the Service Desk. Off-site access to the Libraries' licensed online resources is not available to non-employee associates. 

Reciprocal Agreements

Through reciprocal agreements, graduate students and faculty from University of Pennsylvania and University of the Sciences in Philadelphia may visit Drexel University Libraries and borrow materials. A reciprocal borrower's letter must first be obtained from their home library. This letter should be presented, along with their current university ID card, to circulation desk staff in order to obtain a borrowing card.

Temple University students and faculty are welcome to visit Drexel University Libraries during all open hours when presenting a current university ID card.

Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of the Sciences students and faculty may use computing workstations by seeing a staff member at the service desk. 

Drexel Guests

Guests of members of the Drexel University community must be accompanied by host with valid Dragon Card and leave a valid photo ID (driver's license, etc.) at registration desk. The host must remain with guest at all times and is responsible for guest's behavior.  Guests may use quick-use workstations.


Visitors can visit the Libraries between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays). They must leave a valid photo ID at registration desk.  Visitors may use quick-use workstations. 

Access may be restricted to current Drexel University students, faculty, and staff during holidays and exam periods.  Please see Hours for up to date information.