Access to the Building
The John and Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons together with the Francis A. Drexel Library, now form the new Post Academic Center.
Alumni may access the building during any open hours of operation. Please show either an Alumni Library Card or valid photo identification.
Alumni are welcome to use the Library catalog and borrow books from the Library with their Alumni Library Card. This card can be obtained at the Library Services Desk, once Alumni status has been verified with the Alumni Office. To apply, come to Library Services Desk, during regular business hours (9am - 5pm, Monday-Friday) and make the request in person by filling out our application form. Note that a valid picture ID is required to enter the building.
An Alumni Library Card does not expire. Registered alumni may:
- Borrow circulating books from the Library: up to 10 books for a 28 day loan period with a two week renewal.
- Access any of our in print resources, including print journals.
Find links to research help, databases, archives and more information about services for Alumni at our Research Guide: Alumni Resources.
Alumni may use the Ask A Librarian knowledge base or the Research Help link to contact a Librarian for assistance.
Gifts to support the collections of the Francis A. Drexel Library
A great way to show appreciation for someone special, be it a family member, friend or respected teacher, is through a gift to the Library in honor of that person or as a memorial tribute. This donation could be an appropriate book chosen to represent the honoree's special interest in a subject or a monetary gift the Library can use to select and purchase materials for the collections. Any print book that is accepted will carry a book plate in the volume acknowledging the gift as well as a digital bookplate in the Library's catalog.
General monetary gifts can also be made to help the Library purchase materials - in print, electronic or visual format - for a particular subject area or for our general collections.
While the Library is appreciative of gifts of books as described above, we can not accept collections of books from someone's personal library without special arrangement with the Associate Director for Resources Management.
For more information contact:
Associate Director for Resources Management
Saint Joseph's University