Due to the unfortunate rise in COVID-19 cases, access to the physical library spaces are limited to students, staff, and faculty. For more information about Roosevelt University and COVID-19, please visit the university's COVID-19 Emergency Response page.
You may still contact the Library if you need print materials or scans of journal articles owned by the Library. Please email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pickup or delivery of print materials or to set up a library alumni account. You may also return print items to the bookdrop located in the lobby of the Wabash building or mail items back to:
Roosevelt University Library - Returns
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
For questions to the library, email email@example.com
Alumni library privileges include the ability to borrow books, and access articles from Roosevelt libraries.
Visiting the Library (Postponed)
Once spaces are clear to enter, alumni are welcome to visit any of our library locations. Please note that at all visitors to the University, including alumni, will be required to obtain a guest pass from the Campus Safety desk. Visitors will need to show a state-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport, to obtain a guest pass. For questions about this policy, please contact Alumni Relations (contact info below).
The alumni card also serves as a library card. Alumni can obtain a card by calling the Library at 312-341-3643. The Library will attach a new barcode to the card that will act as your library card. Alumni library accounts must be renewed every fall or spring semester, though the alumni card does not expire.
Alumni may check out an unlimited number of books from Roosevelt's circulating collection. You will need an Alumni Card, which will serve as your new library card.
Only 5 books may be borrowed from the Performing Arts Library at one time.
Alumni may check out books for 4 weeks and renew them twice for a total borrowing time of three months.
Alumni may request that RU books be delivered to the either the Chicago or the Schaumburg campus.
There is a 30 day grace period beyond the due date. Books returned after their grace period are subject to a $5.00 fine per item. After 60 days, the item will be considered lost and the fee will be $60 per item. Accounts will outstanding balances over $5.00 will have a hold placed and library privilieges suspended.
Roosevelt books may be ordered on-line and delivered to the either the Chicago or the Schaumburg campus. Alumni do not have borrowing privileges with I-Share libraries.
Alumni may request that copies of journal articles owned by Roosevelt University be delivered to either the Chicago or the Schaumburg campus.
Alumni may access online electronic databases on-site in the library computer labs. Remote access is not allowed due to licensing agreements with the database vendors.
ILL services are available only for current students, faculty, and staff. As stated above, alumni can request transfer of books and journal articles from another RU campus.
Alumni may check out DVDs from the library’s video collection. Videos are checked out for 7 days and cannot be renewed.
WiFi Access for Alumni
Alumni must contact the Alumni Office for guest access.
RU Alums may also find helpful material in the following research guides:
Dissertations and Theses
You may also be interested in:
You might also want to visit the Career Development research guide.
The RU Office of Career Development maintains staff to help with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing for success, and job search strategies. Try the office's E-Recruiting; an internship & job opportunity service offered to all current RU students & alumni.