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Alumni: Alumni Online Library Services

Resources for National University Alumni

About this Guide

Welcome, this guide highlights services and resources available for Alumni Online Library members. 

The National University Library with the Alumni Relations Department offer graduates the opportunity to become members of the Alumni Online Library.  Membership includes access to eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary), one of the largest collections of electronic books; EBSCO's Academic Search Alumni Version, a robust collection of academic online journals; and borrowing privileges from over 200,000 titles in the National University Library.  Delivery outside of the San Diego area, continental US, is free.

Alumni Online Library members may begin searching by clicking on one of the icons below:

     Link to EBSCO's eBook collection (formerly NetLibrary)


Alumni Online Library Membership

The annual membership fee for alumni is $50.  Sign up today!

Your Alumni Online Library ID and Password will be forwarded to you in two business days by Alumni Relations.

To register for your membership, please contact Jennifer Tolle at (858) 642-8093 to provide your credit card information over the phone.

You may also mail a check payable to National University at:


National University

Alumni Relations – Library Subscription

11255 N. Torrey Pines Rd

La Jolla, CA 92037


For questions or comments, contact Alumni Relations at (866) NU ACCESS ext. 8095 or by e-mail at

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Books Direct for Alumni

What is Alumni Books Direct?
A free book requesting service for remote alumni with an Online Library membership.

Alumni living in the San Diego area should visit the Spectrum Library to check out books, which will be held for you at the help desk.

You may check out a total of 5 books for two weeks (14 days + shipping time) with one renewal. Books mailed to your home are sent using USPS with return postage included.

Who qualifies for Alumni Books Direct?

  • Remote National University alumni with a current membership to the Online Library.
  • You must live in either the continental United States or Hawaii.

How do I request books?

  • Search the Library Catalog to find what you need.
  • Fill out and submit the online Books Direct Request Form using the ID number you received with your Alumni Online Library membership. 


If you have further questions, please call (858) 541-7900 or send e-mail to

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