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Borrowing Materials

Non-students may apply for a library card by presenting a valid Indiana or Illinois driver’s license or state ID and completing a Purdue Calumet Library Card application form. Non-students must be at least 18 years old. Items may be checked out if requests are not in conflict with the needs of Purdue students, and are subject to immediate recall. Visitors may not borrow periodicals, media or reserve materials.

Computer Access

Visitors may not use Purdue University Calumet library computers. Computers may only be used by currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff.


Purdue University Calumet Alumni may go to the Office of Advancement (Alumni Relations) in person in Lawshe Hall Room 322 to apply for permission to obtain a temporary user name and password to access campus computers.  Alumni Relations will verify Purdue University Calumet alumni status.  For further information, contact the Office of Advancement at (219) 989-2308 between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Wireless Access

Guest wireless network access is only available to visiting academic or corporate guests of Purdue University Calumet. Each guest user must have a valid sponsor to justify the need for guest wireless access. A valid sponsor must be a Purdue University Calumet Faculty or Staff member. Guest wireless network access must be obtained at the following locations:

  • Operations: Powers, Room 218
  • IS Customer Service Center: Powers, Room 216

Database Access

Only currently enrolled Purdue Calumet students, faculty, and staff may use the library’s subscription databases.

Indiana residents have access to the Inspire databases provided by the Indiana State Library. For information and access, go to:

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