Services for alumni & community users
We are open to the public daily until 9pm throughout the year. After 9pm, the doors are card access only to NAU and CCC students, faculty, and staff. Hours may vary depending on academic or summer schedules.
How do I get an alumni or guest user account?
In order to check material out from the library, you must be a resident of Arizona and, if you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To create an account, please visit the Ask us! desk and provide the following:
- an Arizona-issued, unexpired driver’s license or state ID, or
- an out-of-state ID AND a current (within 30 days) utility bill or lease with the user’s name and an Arizona address.
For more information see our loan services and policies.
What kind of resources can I access?
You have in-library access to print materials throughout the library. You may also access:
Resources in the Library Accordion Closed
Online database subscriptions while using library computers or connected to the NAU guest Wi-Fi network
Government documents collection including microform collections
Special Collections and Archives: Discover our unique research materials that document the diverse human and natural history of the Colorado Plateau and Northern Arizona.
The MakerLab: Experience the MakerLab, where you can discover, design, and create products that foster your imagination and creativity and solve real-world problems.
Free Open Access Resources Accordion Closed
ERIC.gov: Provides comprehensive access to education-related literature, including citations to articles and research reports. Includes some fulltext. Free public version.
PubMed Central: PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories): OpenDOAR is a directory of open access repositories.
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals): DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. DOAJ is independent.
If you need assistance with finding library materials, come to the Ask Us! desk or reach us virtually through our Ask Us! chat/text service.
Can I use a library computer?
We provide five computers for guest use for up to one hour per day until 9pm. To register for a guest computing account, bring a valid photo ID (it does not need to be from Arizona) to the Ask Us! Desk.
If you’re under 18, you may request a guest user account with valid identification and a parent or guardian present. You can print up to 20 black and white pages per week for free.
- The library does not track the online activity of public access computer users.
- The library employs software that resets each public access computer to an “initial state” after each session. This effectively eliminates any digital personal information that may have been left behind by previous users.