Teachers College Alumni are welcome to use the Gottesman Libraries resources, both print and online, within Russell Hall for no fee. A photo ID must be presented to the Security guard in Zankel Building for entrance to the campus, and Alumni must first visit the Alumni Affairs Office to procure documentation needed by the Security Office for access to the Gottesman Libraries.
Alumni may purchase memberships that cover remote access to online resources (see below), or borrowing privileges for books. Borrowing privileges are $30.00 per month, payable online. Alumni may also freely access PocketKnowledge, the digital repository and social archive of Teachers College (see below for details on creating a new account).
Teachers College Alumni may access all e-resources from within The Gottesman Libraries.
Alumni may access select e-resources remotely through an alumni-dedicated directory which handles off-campus traffic. The databases below are selected for their current and predicted usage, with permissions granted from providers for alumni access. Sign up for remote access, and pay the annual membership fee of $100 online using a credit card here: https://www.tc-library.org/Purchase_alumni.asp.
Upon signing up, subscribers will be charged the annual membership fee until cancelled. You will receive a link to cancel your subscription via email 30 days prior to renewal. Subscribers can recover their passwords here.
The Library will continue to monitor additional resources as they become available and to provide research assistance and/or consultation services when requested.
In addition the Library will provide specialized orientations each semester for alumni on the use of e-resources, as well as access to online learning modules that support research.
Teachers College Alumni may have full access to PocketKnowledge, the digital repository and social archive for Teachers College.
Alumni who wish to access PocketKnowledge should first set up an PocketKnowledge account, and send an email to the Office of Alumni Relations asking for "University-level access" to PocketKnowledge. In their email to the Alumni Office, they should include:
1) First and Last Name
After the Office of Alumni Relations confirms the above information and provides the relevant documentation, the Gottesman Libraries provides University-level access.
Alumni are welcome to use the services of the Digitization Support for scanning and uploading of authored materials into PocketKnowledge.
Education Program Activities
Alumni are welcome and encouraged to participate in the full range of library sponsored events, including: book talks, exhibitions, films, monthly newsletter, musical performances, newspaper program, Socratic Conversations and the University Seminar on Innovation in Education, and other special events.
For further information or questions regards library services for alumni please contact us.