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Alumni services

If you graduated from UIC and live in Illinois, you may be eligible for an Alumni Borrowing card to continue to check out materials from the Library.

Apply for an Alumni Borrowing Card

Policy agreement

By clicking the checkbox you indicate that you have read, understood, and will abide by Library policies regarding conduct and borrowing.

More about Alumni Borrowing cards

Getting your card

  • Your card will be mailed to you at the address you provided.
  • You will be able to borrow items once you have received the card.
  • If you will be visiting from out of town please contact us in advance to see whether privileges may be extended to you: email lib-desk@uic.edu or call (312) 996-2724.

Note: If your borrowing card is returned to our office as undeliverable to the address you provided on your application, you may not be eligible to reapply.

Renewing your card

  • Your card is good for a lifetime, but you will need to update your address and contact information periodically.
  • Bring your Alumni Borrowing card and current photo ID when you come to the library to borrow materials.

Your card responsibilities

  • You are expected to update your card if your mailing or email address changes and show proof of identity and address.
  • Your card can be used at the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago and the Richard J. Daley Library.
  • You may be billed for overdue or lost items and your library borrowing privileges can be suspended for failure to adhere to Library policies.

Using databases

There is no off-site access to UIC databases, but you are welcome to use them at a library location.

Requesting materials

We cannot offer I-Share or Interlibrary loan services to alumni at this time. Alumni can order documents through UIC for a fee.

Learn more about ordering documents.

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