Library membership

Enjoy lifelong learning with free membership to JIU campus libraries and online resources. Whether it's for career growth, research or pleasure, you can continue to access the best and most influential texts available.

How to join the library

  1. Email the JIU Alumni Relations Office and update your contact details.

    Please note: library memberships will need to be renewed every 12 months.

  2. Apply for library membership

Borrowing books and plenty more

After joining the library you can:

  • borrow up to 10 items for up to 21 days, and renew once if no-one else has requested them
  • visit any campus library with your library card
  • request unavailable books online for pickup on campus
  • order online for home delivery if you've paid for the service (12 month delivery service for $460)
  • access microfilm/microfiche, newspapers, hardcopy journals, reference material and more
  • use selected e-resources, including online databases and journals – see list of alumni e-resources below
  • use the photocopiers for a small charge (photocopying only)
  • take advantage of specialist help from library staff for research.

Please note: you won’t be able to access two hour, one day or seven day loans, inter-library loans, BONUS+, off-air recordings, course material, DVDs, videos or e-books.

Alumni e-resources

From anthropology to zoology, find what you need from our huge range of online journals and databases.

Historical and international

19th Century British Library Newspapers
19th Century UK Periodicals
Artemis Primary Sources
Eighteenth Century Collections Online: Law
First World War: Visual Perspectives and Narratives
Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842–2003
Making of Modern Law Foreign, Comparative and International Law 1600–1926
Making of modern law: Historic trials 1600–1925
Making of modern law: Legal treatises 1800–1926
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange Archive
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Politics and Society
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Children's Literature and Childhood
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: European Literature, 1790–1840: The Corvey Collection
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Photography: The World Through the Lens
Policing the Shanghai International Settlement, 1894–1945
Post-War Europe: Refugees, Exile and Resettlement, 1945–1950
Testaments to the Holocaust: Digital archive
Women war and society 1914–1918 digital archive

Newspapers and periodicals

Communications and arts

Social science and health

Business and computing

Science and engineering