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Research Resources for Alumni

For graduates of SUNY New Paltz who would like to continue their research.

Library Cards for Alumni

As an alumnus, you can apply for a Friends of the Library card. 

A Friend of the Library card will allow you to borrow books and other materials from the library.  

To apply, you will need to complete a Friends of the Library photo-ID application form, and to pay an annual administrative fee.

Lost cards may be replaced at a cost of $10.00. Borrower privileges are $30.00 per year. You will be notified as your renewal date approaches. These fees may be paid in cash, or by check made payable to "SUNY New Paltz Foundation."  Please keep your receipt.

The card enables you to borrow five books. Loan periods are four weeks.

Borrowing privileges will continue as long as library regulations are observed. Unreturned materials, outstanding fines, or unpaid lost book fees will result in the immediate suspension of privileges.

A Friends of the Library card does not give you access to ILLiad (interlibrary loan for articles and books). However, you can usually work through your local public library for interlibrary loan. 

We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your research needs and look forward to your patronage.

Alumni Databases

There are two databases made available off-campus by the Library to Alumni. They are Academic Search Alumni Edition and Business Source Alumni Edition. Alumni should access these databases via the links below.  All other databases are not available to alumni off-campus because of licensing restrictions by our database vendors.  However, anyone who comes to the library can use our databases. 

Academic Search Alumni Edition: Available to all SUNY New Paltz alumni. 
With a broad academic scope, this database offers alumni an invaluable research tool for their post-college pursuits. It provides full text as well as indexing and abstracts for thousands of peer-reviewed journals and general periodicals.

Business Source Alumni Edition: Available to all SUNY New Paltz alumni. Designed for the business research needs of post-college professionals, Business Source Alumni Edition provides the most current information from essential business magazines and journals.