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Info for Graduating Students & Alumni

A guide to library resources available to graduates of the University of Notre Dame.

Alumni Access to Licensed Resources

Access is restricted to many Hesburgh Libraries electronic resources by license agreements. Notre Dame alumni have access to some, but not all of the resources available when enrolled as a student in classes at the University. The resources currently available are listed below. As Notre Dame alumni, you may use your MyNotreDame account to access the following:

Project Muse Journals: Project Muse is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content, offering complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals and books from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Disciplines include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

  • To access the licensed materials with Project Muse, use the link provided on the Alumni Association Benefits page to connect. The login will authorize you as a member of the ND community. Once on the Project Muse Journals page, you should see "Access Provided by Hesburgh Libraries" at the top left of the Project Muse page. You will have access to materials that are part of the Hesburgh Libraries subscriptions.


This list will continue to grow as additional resources are made available to alumni.

Alumni Borrowing Privileges


  • If you are staying on campus after graduation with a research or employment position and you wish to have library borrowing privileges, your department must initiate the request through the Campus Card Office.
  • Library borrowing privileges will be granted, by request, to alumni living within 50 miles of the University. Contact Hesburgh Library Circulation to initiate a request for a Guest Borrower Card. The card is not immediately available and may take up to 14 business days to process. Applicants are notified by email when the card is ready for pickup.