For online or remote students not able to access print resources from the Alliance University Library, these are options to access print resources in other libraries.

NEW!  ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program

Eastman Library is participating in the Atla Reciprocal Borrowing Program.  Much like the ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program below, through Eastman Library, it provides the Alliance University/ATS community with borrowing privileges to any participating Libraries in the US and Canada.  You can check the link below for the list of participating libraries and the map showing where the participating libraries are located.

If you are a patron of the Eastman Library and want to learn more about the borrowing guidelines, please see ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Participation Guidelines.

The ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program

The ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program provides in-person borrowing privileges to Alliance University/ATS students, faculty, and staff to physical collections from participating ACL institutions.  Library privileges and policies are determined by the lending library and may vary from the borrower’s home institution.

        How to Participate:

  • Contact a librarian to request participation in this program.
  • You will receive an email with a completed copy of the Authorization Form.  Sign and date the form in the space provided. Then, you must take the completed Authorization Form with your photo ID to the participating library.

Public Libraries

A membership with your local public library will provide you with access to the collection locally and within the area and give you Interlibrary Loan provisions.

College, University, and Seminary Libraries

Many colleges, universities, and seminary libraries allow you to pay for an annual membership with defined access.  Often, state university libraries allow free on-site access to resources for state residents.

State or National Libraries

Check your state library access and privileges. Many state libraries give all residents access to valuable resources.  If you have access to the Library of Congress, you may register for a Reader Identification Card for on-site access to materials.

Your Alma Mater (Alumni Privileges)

The college or university that you previously attended may offer library privileges to alumni.  Contact the library at the institution to inquire about alumni borrowing privileges.

See Local Libraries if you live in the greater New York City area.