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Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Alumni Information and Services

A guide for Carleton alumni (and soon-to-be alumni) about library services.

Database Access

Subscription Databases

In order to use our subscription databases, you need to be on campus. Our licenses for our electronic collections do not allow us to provide access to off-campus alumni except for JSTOR (see below). 

JSTOR for alumni

As an alum, you still have access to JSTOR journal articles through Carleton. JSTOR is an electronic archive of important journal literature, with content delivered as page images or PDFs.  Log in using your Carleton username and password.  

JSTOR access is provided by Alumni Relations and the Carleton College Library.

Open Access Journals

Open access journals are journals that are available for free to anyone with an internet connection. You can see a list of open access journals and search for articles at the Directory of Open Access Journals (linked below). You may also try searching Google Scholar to find the full text of articles that are sometimes posted on authors' websites or institutional websites. Note, however, that you will most often find the article available for a fee from the publisher's website. Check with a local library about getting access to the article before you order one from a publisher.

Carleton Digital Collections

 Please note that alumni will need to login when prompted to access some archival collections (i.e. Yearbooks, Zoobooks, the Voice).

Need login help?

If you need help with your credentials, please start at the Alumni Username/Password Help Page.

If you need further help, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 1 (800) 729-2586 or

There may be a slight delay between enabling your account and getting access to JSTOR, but it should be available the same day.