Welcome Alumni & Community Members

The Clarkson University Libraries are open to the public.

Visitors are welcome to use print and electronic materials within the Libraries.

Off-campus access to electronic materials is provided ONLY to current Clarkson University Students, Faculty, and Staff. 

Get a Library Card

Community members and Alumni are welcome to sign up for a free Clarkson University Libraries card. Bring a valid photo ID to the circulation desk to sign-up. This enables the borrowing of eligible print materials. 

Other Services

  • Printing & copying are available via a cash-only pay station (10 cents per page)
  • Electronic access to resources is available in person at the Libraries public use computer stations.  Ask at the circulation desk for access.


We are an Empire State AcademicShare library. Therefore, AcademicSHARE Member libraries minimally agree to allow on-site access and lend materials to any current college student, staff, and/or faculty member from another Empire State AcademicShare member academic library. However, at minimum, a verifiable valid college I.D. is required. The library may choose to treat the college I.D. as confirmation the student/faculty member is in good standing. Other proof of identification or status may be required. For a list of AcademicSHARE Libraries click here.