Alumni Services

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Copley Library is proud to offer alumni access to a variety of library resources and services.

Alumni Database Access:

Alumni can access all of Copley library’s databases onsite and may access the databases listed below from off campus by logging into to their Alumni Association account here. If you do not have an Alumni Association account, you will need to create one. To create an Alumni Association account online click here.

Academic Search Alumni Edition

Academic Search Alumni Edition offers over 2,400 full-text journals from subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Law, Music, Psychology, and Religion and theology. It also offers access to video content from the Associated Press from 1930 to the present. It is updated monthly and contains over 67,000 videos that covers a wide array of topics.

Business Source Alumni Edition

Business Source Alumni Edition offers over 1200 full-text business magazines and journals, more than 640 peer-reviewed full-text business magazines and journals, and access to over 60,000 videos from the Associated Press. Topics include: Marketing, management, management information systems, production and operations management, accounting, finance, econometrics, and economics.


JSTOR is a non-profit service founded in 1995 and offers a digital library to a wide range of multi-disciplinary scholarly content, including more than 1,900 academic journals, 15,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects.  It is available to more than 10,000 institutions in more than 160 countries.

Alumni Borrowing Privileges:

Alumni can borrow up to five print books at a time. Visit us in person to set up your library account using your Alumni Association Membership Card. We also suggest joining the public library in San Diego in order to take full advantage of the San Diego Circuit, which allows members of the public library to borrow books from many academic libraries in San Diego including Copley. For additional information on alumni borrowing privileges, visit our policies page.

Other Resources:

USD Alumni also have access to many resources and services used by current students including:

Reference Services: Our Ask a Librarian service allows alumni to contact a reference librarian via chat, email, or text messaging. This service includes a searchable database of frequently asked questions that is accessible 24/7.  Alumni may also visit our reference desk during regular services hours.

Access Digital USD: Digital USD publishes, preserves, and provides open online access to the scholarship, creative work, original data sets, and archival material produced by or affiliated with the University of San Diego community.

Access the latest library news: From Copley’s homepage, alumni can browse current and past issues of our newsletter, read our most recent annual report or view our current strategic plan.

For additional information on alumni benefits at USD, visit the Alumni Association’s homepage and click “benefits”.