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Alumni Resources

This guide includes information on library services and resources for alumni of Golden Gate University.

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Alumni Library Membership

Access to GGU Business Library

Submission of an Alumni Application is required when transitioning to Alumni status for library purposes. Alumni have access to the Learning Commons space in the Otto & Velia Butz University Libraries. Select research databases are available remotely (limited due to licensing restrictions) with no special credentials. Other databases are available on-campus with a *Guest Open Athens account. *Guest wi-fi is also available in the Learning Commons.

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Library Access Generally
  • Inquire about Alumni Access via
  • Alumni applicants must authenticate identity in-person of via a video call with the library.
  • After establishing Alumni status future renewals can be completed by contacting the library and updating any contact information.
  • The Alumni status can be applied to your original student ID. 
  • Alumni status includes access to the library during normally-scheduled hours and the ability to use select Business Library databases.

Bay Area Public Library Resources

Bay Area Public Library Resources

Options for accessing eBooks, articles, and professional databases, requires signing up for a library card when eligible depending on where you live. Some larger public libraries only require that you be a California resident.

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Research Assistance

Alumni are welcome to use the expertise and extensive knowledge of the business librarians. Please contact us at