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Getting Started: Alumni

A guide for VTS alumni library resources and services.

Borrowing & Privileges

Alumni have library privileges, though they differ from student privileges. The same ID and library barcode used as a student will carry over for alumni. If you've misplaced your library barcode, email and a library staff member will set you up with a new one.

Physical Books

Alumni can borrow up to 5 books at a time, for a loan period of 4 weeks. Locate books in the VTS Library Catalog >

Shipping Books

Alumni (in the United States) may request to have print books shipped to their home or work address. The Bishop Payne Library will pay for outgoing shipping costs via UPS, and alumni are responsible for return shipping costs. Please note that items may be recalled for use by another member of the VTS community, and may require prompt return. Most print materials in the library catalog can be borrowed this way.

Email with your name, address, and the call number for the material you'd like to borrow. A library staff member will reply to your request.

Please return any materials to this address: 

Bishop Payne Library
3737 Seminary Rd, PMB#159
Alexandria, VA  22304

Renewing Books

Books may be renewed from My Account > Login using your last name and library barcode to view or renew the materials you've borrowed. You may also renew materials by emailing or by calling the library, (703) 461-1733.