Feedback Express: Library databases for alumni

Written by Leanne Strum, Ph.D., Head of Technical Services & Systems

The Library regularly receives inquiries about the services we offer to Regent alumni. The 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey included several questions and comments about alumni access, including the following:

  • “I am concerned that the library databases will not be available to me once I graduate. I think that the alumni should retain access.”
  • “I would like to be notified if we can use [databases] as alumni. I will need the use of information of this caliber in my ministry.”

Regent alumni have off-campus access to four research databases:

To access these databases, alumni must first submit an Alumni Registration Form online or at the Circulation Desk. Processing may take up to five (5) business days for verification and approval.

Other Electronic Resources

Due to vendor licensing restrictions, remote access to the Library’s other database is limited to current students, staff, and faculty of Regent University. This is a non-negotiable part of the contracts we sign, and there are no fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University. However, we do offer access to all University Library databases to all users, including alumni and visitors, while in the Library. We have structured our contracts to make this possible.

For more information on resources and privileges available to alumni, please see our Services for Alumni page.