Q. I am a student at Howard University. How do I use AU's library?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2017     Views: 48

Howard University is a full partner in the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), so Howard students may use the AU library either in person or may request books through our Consortium Loan Service (CLS).

In addition to AU, Howard students may use all of the WRLC libraries.

Each library has slightly different protocol for use.  Here at AU, just walk in the front door.  If you want to log on to a computer, go to the Circulation and Course Reserves desk, show them your Howard ID and ask for a log in & password (it's good for one day, so do this each time you come.)

If you want to search our databases while you are here, be sure to bring a flash drive to save your articles.  Once you leave campus, you won't be able to access our databases.  Right now none of the WRLC libraries shares site licenses for their databases and electronic books.

At some libraries, like GW, you will need to show your HU ID to the security officer for admission.

A lot of your questions can be answered through the FAQ on our Ask A Librarian page.  Just type in CLS and WRLC.

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