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AU Libraries Alumni Services

A primary resource highlighting electronic resources and library services for alumni

Cheering crowd of Auburn University football fans

Welcome to the Libraries' Alumni Services LibGuide

Here you will find information on how to access electronic resources for alumni, the types of free resources and services offered by the Libraries to alumni visitors, and how to become a dues-paying member of the Auburn Alumni Association.

Please review our services to alumni below for more details. Thank you for returning to AU Libraries for your information and research needs. We look forward to assisting you!

Our Services to Auburn Alumni

Auburn University Libraries offers a variety of resources and services to general and dues-paying members of the Auburn Alumni Association.

Friends of AU and general members of the Alumni Association are permitted access to various free electronic resources and library services. This includes but is not limited to browsing our onsite library collections, including our Newspaper Room and Special Collections and Archives, and access to 14 freely available electronic databases, including government information resources.

Dues-paying members of the Auburn Alumni Association that also attended Auburn University are provided with exclusive access to more than 60 electronic resources as well as limited circulation privileges.* You must have an active alumni membership ID to access these resources and services. 

*Please note that these benefits are only available to AU alumni and are not currently offered to members that did not attend Auburn University.

If you're an Auburn alum and wish to become a dues-paying member of the Auburn Alumni Association, please visit the following links for more information on how to join an annual or lifetime membership today!

Samford Hall in 1986 on AU CampusA Brief History of the Libraries

In 1859, the Wirt and Webster literary societies established the first library collection inside the original Old Main building of the East Alabama Male College.

Since then, Auburn University Libraries has expanded its collection to 3.2 million volumes across three library branches and continues to foster research and instruction throughout the Auburn community.

Old Mary E. Martin Hall Library in 1910

Mary E. Martin Hall, Est. 1910. 

Once Auburn University's first dedicated library, this building now houses the Student Financial Aid Office.