Answered By: Whitney Hilley
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2022     Views: 26


Retired faculty and staff are welcome to check out library materials. If you are designated as a retiree in Banner, you should retain the same level of privileges that you had as active faculty and staff.


Electronic Resources

We highlight scholarly/research resources that are freely accessible at The Library is also home to dozens of digitized collections that are free and openly available at

Retired tenured and tenure-track faculty have access to all digital resources via their O-KEY credentials. Retired staff can access any Library digital resources using public computers in the Library building. (Note: differences in access are due to contracts with publishers/vendors. We are actively working to add retiree access to agreements, but this varies based on vendor.)


Visiting Scholar Access

If you are actively engaged in research or activities with a department on campus, you may be eligible for temporary access to digital resources. To request, fill out the off-campus library access form (and get signatures from your home department). This temporary permission gives you access for a year (renewable) and is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Librarian Support

Our librarians specialize in a number of subject areas including government information, patents and trademarks, copyright, oral history and archives. Research consultations are available by appointment. 

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