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Alumni Information and Services

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

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.

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 for Alumni
  • A Community Borrowing Card does not give you access to other databases and e-resources, only our physical collection

Open Access Content

Open access material is available for free to anyone with an internet connection. You can see a list of open access journals and ebooks. 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).