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After Graduation

A guide to resources available for graduates of OU and others who cannot access library resources as an OU student, staff, or faculty member.

Using OU Libraries After Graduation


Any alumnus of the University can purchase an Alumni Association Membership card for a variable annual membership fee at the Alumni Office, which allows book checkout privileges. 

Present your alumnus card and a photo ID at the main circulation desk at Bizzell Memorial Library, and you will be allowed to borrow up to 30 books for 30 days, with 5 renewals. Your card is good for one year unless you have purchased a life-time membership, and you are subject to the same fines as undergraduates. We do not provide off-campus access to databases to alumni, but you may apply for a temporary ID to use these databases in the library building.