Alumni

Library membership

We’re happy to extend borrowing privileges to Cal Poly alums in the San Luis Obispo area. Please register for an alumni card then present the card at Kennedy Library.

Get more information about your alumni library membership.
Card Type Card Cost Additional Cards Cost
Alumni Free No N/A

To get a Kennedy Library Card

To register for Library privileges, bring your Alumni Association card to the Circulation Desk.

Interlibrary Loan Privileges

Alumni membership includes up to twelve interlibrary loan transactions per year. Please see About Interlibrary Services for more information.

Extended Reference Assistance

Basic library assistance is available to all for free. Kennedy Library also offers professional library reference assistance for people with more difficult or involved reference questions. $50 per hour. Contact the Research Help Desk at (805) 756-2649 for more information about reference assistance.

Access to electronic resources off campus is not included in Alumni Association Library privileges. Off-campus access is restricted by contracts and licenses to current students, faculty, and staff at Cal Poly. However, alumni are welcome to use these resources whenever visiting the Library.

Borrowing materials

Current members of the Cal Poly Alumni Association have borrowing privileges at Kennedy Library. See the borrowing pages for more information.

Managing your account

Use PolyCat, our online catalog, to renew books and check your account status

  1. Select My Account from any PolyCat web session
  2. Use your last name and Library Card Barcode to log in
  3. Once in your record, choose the option you would like to view checked out books, reading history, requested materials, and more


Your Cal Poly senior project

Senior projects are the most frequently downloaded work by Cal Poly authors, faculty and students from our archive!

Contribute your completed senior project for worldwide access and long-term preservation through DigitalCommons@CalPoly.

Give to Kennedy Library

Every Cal Poly student graduates from Kennedy Library. More than 83% of students visit the library each week, so we help every student, from every discipline, every day.

Your contributions help make the library an exciting and supportive learning environment, and are essential to our continued excellence.

Among our many generous alums are:

Cal Poly history online

Our online collections include historic photos of campus life, El Rodeo yearbooks, KCPR audio files, Poly Royal memorabilia, and more! What parts of our history would you like to see online?

You can visit or contact Special Collections and Archives on the fourth floor.

Library student assistant alums

Remember your days working at Kennedy Library? Let us tell your story or share your good news on Facebook.

We’d love to keep in touch with you!

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