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Visitors and Guests: Help! How do I...?

Information on resources and services for our visitors and guests.

What do you need?

Visitors and guests can use our resources in the library.  Some resources may need ID (presentation or a drivers license) to use.

Books? Click here to access our cataLION online catalog.  

Articles? Visitors and guests can only use the databases  that do not have a login required symbol next to their database descriptions. Unfortunately our contracts do not allow off-campus access for non-students, faculty or staff and on-campus use for selected business databases.

Quiet space? Try the library.

Computers or a place to use your own laptop? Two library computers are restricted for guest/visitor usage.  

To kick back & relax?  Check out the library collection on the main floor and read the books or view the DVDs on one of our library DVD players.  IF required to borrow the DVD/use the DVD equipment.

We are open over 100 hours per week!

Want More Services? Join the Library Society

If you want additional privileges. consider joining the Library Society

Annual membership id currently set at $25/year and any member of your immediate household card that you designate can use the card (ID may be requested). 

To obtain a card or re-register an account, you will be asked to:

  • Bring a type of photo ID card
  • If not a drivers license, bring another ID that verifies your address

You will receive a red library ID card that can only be used to check out materials in the library.

Obtain Other Services

Reference support is available to all visitor and guests by calling 610-921-7211 or emailing libraryref@albright.eduu.  The Albright Library participates in a 24/7 reference desk service, AskHerePA, that you can access.

We highly recommend that you become a member of your local public library system and use the journal databases and interlibrary loan (ILL) services offered by them since access to subscription databases and ILL services are restricted to current students.

Access to the Holocaust Resource Center and the College Archives and Special Collections, areas which have more restrictive hours, are available by appointment. 

Attend Events

As a community member, you can attend Library and Holocaust Resource Center events: