Information for Alumni


Alumni are eligible to borrow books, movies, and other materials from the library. To receive a Reed library card and login to the catalog, bring a drivers license or state ID to the circulation desk. Make sure your alumni information is updated in the Reed directory. Alumni are not eligible to borrow equipment or request materials via Summit or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Database, article full text, and ebook access

Alumni can access most databases, articles, and ebooks while physically on campus using your Kerberos login. When off-campus, alumni have access to JSTOR, a full text archive of scholarly journals in various disciplines. Learn more about alumni access to JSTOR. Note that our license agreements do not allow us to provide alumni access to ebooks from off-campus.

Computers and printing

You may use computers in the library and the educational technology center (ETC) using your Kerberos credentials. Printing is limited to current Reed students, staff, and faculty. Alumni may print resumes and job search related materials in the Center for Life Beyond Reed in Prexy.


Electronic Theses Archive

Alumni can access a digital collection of senior theses through the Reed College Electronic Theses Archive. Participation in the archive is voluntary and access is currently limited to the Reed community. If you would like to submit your thesis to the archive, please visit the etheses submission page.

Thesis Name Change

Alumni can request a name change for their previously published thesis that has been deposited in the library. It is not necessary to specify a reason. Any reason is acceptable. The request must originate with the author, or from the executor of an estate or a legal entity employed to take action on behalf of the author.