University Library

University Library - Alumni and Visitors

Xavier alumni and visitors are welcome in McDonald Library and the Conaton Learning Commons. All visitors must follow the Notice of Responsible Use and Safe on Campus guidelines.

Student studying at a desk in the University Library

Borrowing Materials

Borrowing privileges are available for alumni with a valid Alumni All Card and patrons with a current library card from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OhioLINKSearchOhio and SWON libraries. Most visitors are able to check out material as a visiting patron from these libraries. For exceptions to these guidelines, please contact the Circulation Supervisor, Meg Martin.

Internet Access

Visitors, including alumni, may access the Xavier wireless guest network with their personal devices. Visitor logins for the public computers and printing are not available. For special events or exceptions, email

Electronic Collections

Electronic collections including research databases, electronic full-text journals, and electronic books, may be accessed only on-campus using a personal laptop or mobile device. The XPLORE and OhioLINK catalogs may be accessed both on- and off-campus.