Services for UP Alumni

Library access for UP alumni is not available at this time.


Clark Library welcomes alumni to use a variety of library services.

Access to databases

Clark Library provides off-campus access for alumni to the library databases listed below:

  • Annual Reviews - Full text comprehensive review articles in the sciences and social sciences.
  • Mango Languages - Learn 70+ languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Spanish (Latin American or Spain), Russian, and many more. Sign up for a Mango Profile to track your activity.
  • Project Muse - Full text of journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences published by university presses.
  • RefWorks - Use RefWorks to create bibliographies in APA, MLA, Chicago, and many other styles.
  • Sage Journals - Full text journals in health sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and life sciences.

To access these databases, you will need to enter a UP network username and password:

  • For alumni who graduated in 2010 or later: use the same credentials as you use for your alumni email account. Please use the Manage Passwords page if you need to reset your password.
  • For alumni who graduated prior to 2010: please either visit Information Services Help Desk or contact them at 503.943.7000 to request that an alumni account for accessing library resources be created for you. The help desk will notify you when your credentials have been created. (This process may take about 48 hours)

Questions about database access?

Online access to JSTOR:

  • JSTOR offers a Register & Read program that enables users to sign up for an account in order to read up to three articles every two weeks. In addition, JSTOR Early Journal Content provides access to journals published prior to 1923 (U.S.) and 1870 (elsewhere).

Access to additional databases:

In order to access library databases not listed on this web page, please visit the Clark Library in person, where alumni may use library computers (or the UP Guest wireless network) to access the library's online resources. Off-campus access to databases by alumni is limited to the resources listed above due to licensing agreements which restrict off-campus access to current students, faculty and staff.

Visit Clark Library

  • Visit the library during our full service hours
  • Use print books and journals within the library. Use the quick lookup computer to find items in the library catalog

Check out items:

  • Check out up to 5 items at a time from all circulating collections (except reserves, equipment, and periodicals). Alumni may check out whiteboard markers for 4 hours by leaving an I.D. card at the Service Desk.
  • Alumni need a library card in order to check out items. To obtain a library card, please visit the alumni office during business hours Monday through Friday to obtain an alumni identification card, and bring it to the Library. The Library uses the alumni identification card to verify your status before making a library card. Alumni library cards are active for 5 years and can be renewed.

Learn about technology:

  • Attend Digital Lab workshops on a walk-in basis, space permitting

Use computers:

  • Use computers in the Clark Library and the Digital Lab (excluding the Audio and Image Production Studios) by showing an alumni card. Library databases may be accessed from these computers. Priority for computer access is given to UP students, faculty, and staff
  • Use the UPGuest wireless network (guests may self-register)
  • Printing is available at a cost of $.05 per side (from Clark Library Learning Lab computers only; wireless printing is not available). Ask at the Library Service Desk for help with printing

Copy, scan, & fax:

  • Two photocopier/scanners are available on the main floor of the library in the Print/Copy area. The cost is $.05 per side for Black and White and $.15 for color. There is no cost for scanning and emailing the scan to your UP (or non-UP) email account. Please ask at the Library Service Desk for assistance with using the copiers/scanners.
  • Send and receive faxes; see the Fax Service page for more information

Research assistance:

  • Librarians or student reference assistants are available to help with research-related questions. Contact us by phone (503.943.7788), email, or Library Chat. Priority for research assistance is given to current UP students, faculty, and staff.