Services for Alumni & Visitors
Everyone is welcome to visit the UW Libraries (Seattle, Bothell & Tacoma) and use our books, journals and most other materials while in the library.
Join the Friends of the Libraries to support the Libraries, fund student scholarships and get a borrower's card.
- News, Events & Exhibits
Attend a public event.
- Visit Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
Tours, history & art.
- Drop-in Tours
Library & campus tours.
Use the Collections
- UW Worldcat
Search UW Worldcat to identify books and other material before visiting.
- EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database
Current UW Alumni Association members can access this EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database.
Note: Off-campus access to other UW-restricted databases, ebooks and resources is only available to current UW faculty, staff and students. However local public libraries may offer remote access to many of the same databases and resources.
- UW Digital Collections
The Libraries collection of digitized images and texts with an emphasis on the history and culture of the Pacific Northwest.
- Microform & Newspaper Collections
Extensive collection of local, national and international newspapers.
- Special Collections
Rare and archival materials (manuscripts, historic images, book arts and more) specializing in Pacific Northwest history and culture.
- All Libraries
Links to all campus libraries, hours & maps.
- Computer Access in the Libraries for Alumni & Visitors
Information on guest research workstations, scanners and wifi access for visitors.
- Borrowing Info for Alumni & Visitors
Information on getting a UW Libraries borrower's card.
- Library hours
Hours and contact information.
- Campus Map
Seattle campus map.
- Getting to Campus
Information on transit and driving options.
- Dining on Campus
Food options on campus.
- Libraries Advancement & Support
Donate to the UW Libraries.
- Libraries Gifts Program
Donate materials to the UW Libraries.