COVID-19 UPDATE: All Drexel Libraries physical locations are currently closed until further notice. As a result of this closure, on-site services for alumni, including access for alumni to the Libraries licensed online resources, are currently unavailable. For more information, visit the Libraries’ COVID-19 Response Page.
Alumni of Drexel University, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences and MCP Hahnemann University are invited to use the Libraries and apply for an Alumni Library Card.
Alumni must present proof of graduation. To get an alumni card or letter confirming alumni status, visit the Paul Peck Alumni Center at 3142 Market Street, call 215-895-ALUM, or visit the Drexel alumni website to fill out an online form.
The alumni card or letter should be brought to the library circulation desk where an Application for Library Privileges will be completed. An Alumni Library Card does not expire but alumni will be asked to verify current contact information annually.
Access to the Libraries
A valid picture ID, along with an alumni card are required to enter the Libraries. Alumni may enter the Libraries during all open hours, except during final exam periods.
- Loan Period: 28 days
- Renewals: twice online
- Limit: 20
- Loan Period: 14 days
- Renewals: twice online
See Borrowing Privileges to learn more.
Career Library Collection
The Drexel Libraries offers a specialized collection of career-related materials both online via our Alumni Career Resource Guides and in person at the W. W. Hagerty Library. Materials include resume and interviewing guides, graduate admission test study guides, and information about various career fields. Alumni may also use the services of the Steinbright Career Development Center.
On-Site Computing & Access to Electronic Resources
The Drexel University Libraries supports flexible, on-site computing resources for use by alumni.
Alumni may take advantage of free campus Wi-Fi access (e.g. via Eduroam and Dragonguest) by bringing their own laptop, phone, and other personal devices to any Libraries location.
Alumni may also borrow a Libraries laptop, subject to availability, to access MOST Drexel-licensed databases and other electronic software (some specifically restrict access) for use anywhere within the W. W. Hagerty Library. Both desktop and laptop computers are available for alumni use at the Hahnemann Library. Queen Lane Library does not offer computing services for alumni at this time. Remote access to licensed e-resources that have restricted access is not otherwise available for alumni beyond the on-site use of Drexel Libraries equipment.
Alumni interested in using a Libraries computer should speak to a member of the staff at the service desk. Alumni must present their alumni card to gain access to a Libraries computer.
Drexel University Archives preserves the history of Drexel University. Alumni are invited to contact the Archivist to explore the histories of academic departments and student organizations, or to peruse yearbooks and other Drexel publications.
The Archives and Special Collections on Women in Medicine and Homeopathy offers collections tracing the histories of Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University.