Register for an Alum account

You can register for your alum library account by emailing our staff in Access Services or by visiting the Information and Circulation Desk at Tisch Library with your Tufts ID or another form of photo ID. Your graduation from Tufts will need to be verified, and once you are registered, your alum account will be valid for 2 years and is renewable.

See our Loan & renewal periods page to learn more about what you can borrow with an alumni account.

Access to databases

Register with the Tufts Alumni Online Community to access a selection of databases.

The databases you can access include:

  • ABI/INFORM Collection
  • ACLS Humanities Ebooks (American Council of Learned Societies) 
  • AM Explorer
  • Annual Reviews 
  • Chicago Manual of Style 
  • CQ Press Library
  • Dissertations and Theses @Tufts 
  • Duke University Press   
  • Henry Stewart Talks: Business & Management Collection 
  • JoVE 
  • JSTOR 
  • Naxos Music Library  
  • Ovid MEDLINE 
  • PhilPapers  
  • Project Muse 
  • Sage Journals Online  
  • SAGE Knowledge 
  • SAGE Research Methods Video 
  • Women Writer's Project  
  • World Shakespeare Bibliography

Please note: E-books and streaming media (audio/video) access are limited for alumni due to our licensing agreements. We recommend contacting your local public library for your e-book needs. 

Borrow materials from Tisch, Lilly, and the SMFA

Please visit our Loan & renewal periods page to learn more about loan length and what you can borrow with an alumni account. Use JumboSearch to browse our collection.

Interlibrary Loan

Alumni cannot borrow material through Interlibrary Loan at Tufts. You may be able to use Interlibrary Loan services at your local public library.

Accessing your thesis or dissertation

You can access Tufts Masters and PhD candidates’ theses and dissertations through Tufts Digital Library. 

Additional resources

Access remote research support by chat, phone, or email.

Request a consultation with a librarian.