Obtaining a University Alumni Card to Access Library Resources
In order to utilize our vast collections of library resources and services, Chapman and Brandman University alumni must obtain an Alumni ID card and present the card at the library.
Chapman Alumni: Click here to sign up for a Chapman Alumni ID card
. Please allow 7 to 10 working days for processing. Contact the Alumni Relations Office at (714) 997-6681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you need assistance.
Brandman Alumni: Click here to sign up for a Brandman Alumni ID card
. Please contact Alumni Relations at email@example.com
if you need assistance.
Library Resources and Services for Alumni
Browse the Collections:
Print and Audiovisual Materials:
- Please read the Alumni Circulation Policies to identify which library resources and services are available to alumni with a valid ID card. These policies include the types of print resources you may access, including checkout privileges, times, renewals, and late fees.
- The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is freely accessible to alumni. The OPAC contains the records of our print and online holdings.
- Database access is limited to in-house use only at the Leatherby Libraries. Please ask at the reference desk or circulation desk for access. Online database access for off campus alumni is not allowed.
- Reference librarians are available to answer questions about the use of library materials and provide advice and guidance on conducting research. Click here for details.
Media and Group Study Rooms:
Programs and Exhibits:
About the Leatherby Libraries
- Alumni are welcome to view the many wonderful exhibits and displays throughout the library and to attend events that are designed to engage the Chapman community through literary, scholarly, and cultural partnerships. See the library’s events page.
The Leatherby Libraries opened in the fall semester, 2004. The five–story facility serves as an intellectual and cultural heart of the campus and is designed to meet the information needs of Chapman’s students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The library is open 127 hours during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year.
Our innovative library combines the latest information technology with the personalized attention that is the hallmark of a Chapman education. It includes nine individually named libraries with distinctive collections representing disciplinary areas of the University: arts and humanities, social sciences, science and technology, education, music, film and television and business and economics. In addition, two special libraries are located on floor four and are named the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives and the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library.
The facility features 14 group study rooms, six multi–media preview rooms, one multi–station music listening area. 92 computers for user access, wireless Internet access available throughout the building, six computer classrooms, a dedicated library instruction room, an extended-hour study commons, and more than 800 seats at tables, carrels, and lounge chairs.
The Leatherby Libraries’ collection contains approximately 519,000 titles including DVDs, videos, CDs, and other media, 370 print journal titles, access to 75,000 plus full text electronic journals, 260 online databases, and 160,000 electronic books, supporting the research and curricular needs of the campus community.
Additionally, the library offers a range of lectures, exhibitions, permanent art and curriculum–related displays throughout the year, and now houses two permanent archives collections located in the lower level of the building. The California Gold Archives and the Center for American War Letters Archives are open to alumni during posted hours.