Alumni Services @ the Library

As the intellectual and creative hub of Loyola Marymount University, we at the William H. Hannon Library welcome our alumni to our spaces. As members of our global LMU family, we are thrilled to have you return to the library. Whether you spent your time on the bluff in Hannon Library or the Charles Von Der Ahe Library (pre-2009), we are still "LMU Library."

We welcome the opportunity to continue to support and connect with you after your college year. Below, you will find information about the services we are able to provide to our alumni. We also encourage you to continue to support your LMU library by becoming donors, thus enabling us to continue our ability to foster excellence in academic achievement within our students.

As LMU Alumni, you have access to a variety of services. Please contact us if you have any questions about the services listed below.

Accessing Electronic Resources

Hannon Library Resources Online

  • Electronic resource licenses are for current LMU students, faculty, and staff and for visitors to the LMU campus. Most of our vendors provide no option for alumni access, and others only do so at a prohibitive cost. For these reasons, we cannot provide alumni access to our e-resources from off-campus.
    • One exception is the ATLA Religion database, apply here for access or read our FAQ for more information.
    • Our electronic resources are available on campus, if you are connected to the campus wireless or on a library computer.
  • Digital Collections offers online access to some of our Archives and Special Collections materials. You can also set up an appointment to visit the Archives and Special Collections department or request duplication of materials.
  • Digital Commons contains faculty and student research and journals available open access worldwide.

Other Research Resources

  • There are a number of open access resources available for free: start with our Open Access LibGuide.
  • If you have specific articles in mind and they are not available through open access resources, check your local public library's research database holdings. Public libraries often also offer interlibrary loan services, where you might pay a nominal fee to request an article from another library.
  • For books and journals, WorldCat can be useful to locate local libraries that may allow visitors to read or copy materials in their library. We suggest checking the library's website for their visitor policies, particularly for university libraries.

Visiting the Library

  • Access to the library is open to LMU Alumni during our visitor hours. No OneCard is needed to enter, but we encourage you to register for a OneCard to expedite the process of printing, copying, and creating a borrowing account with us.
  • Library book borrowing:
    • LMU Alumni may purchase annual borrowing privileges at a discounted rate of $100 per year. Visit the Circulation desk to request an application.
    • Annual borrowing privileges include: 3-week book check-out (up to 10 books) and 3-hour in library media use (one media item at a time). See Visitor Borrowing Privileges for more.
  • Access to library electronic resources is available on campus, if you are connected to the campus wireless or on a library computer.
  • Make an appointment and visit Archives and Special Collections to view specific items during their open hours, or visit the gallery without an appointment.
  • Computer access: Alumni with a valid OneCard may obtain a computer guest login at the Information Desk.
  • Group Study Rooms: LMU Alumni may request a reservation in a group study room by visiting the Information Desk in the library at the time of the desired reservation. Because students have earlier access, we cannot guarantee the availability of group study rooms. For additional information, see Group Study Rooms Policy.
  • Equipment Check-Out: LMU Alumni have access to check out ethernet cables and headphones as needed. Other equipment check-out is limited to LMU students, faculty, and staff.
  • Printing: Add Flexi dollars to your OneCard online or using the VTS machine.
  • Accessibility at the library: Learn more about services and ADA accommodations available to users with disabilities.
  • Library events: Check out our calendar of library events, most of which are open to all. You can sign up for our newsletter, Happenings @ Hannon, to keep up with events and other activities of note.
  • Follow us on social media: Follow @lmulibrary on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more updates.

If you have questions about visiting the library or library services, contact the Circulation Desk at 310.338.5709.

Becoming a Library Donor + Pride Network

Our alumni are the core of the William H. Hannon Library donor base. Your support helps us continue to innovate in exciting and unexpected ways. Please consider becoming a William H. Hannon Library donor and help us create new worlds in which our students can live, learn, create, and grow. Find out how you can support the library.

Additionally, join us on The Pride! This is a space where fans of the library at LMU can connect to share stories, learn about upcoming events, and stay in touch.