TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY Pickler Memorial Library Truman State University

Services for Truman Alumni

How do I get a library card? What can I check out and for how long? What are the fines for keeping it too long?

Free Electronic Books

Guest Internet Access

For internet access, alumni can get a Guest Account password at the Library Service Desk by providing a  photo I.D. and phone number.  The Guest Accounts must be used on the four Guest workstations located just past the circular staircase on the first floor. The password is good for one hour of internet access and is renewable for one additional hour.  Printing is available for 10 cents per page.  Pick up your prints at the Library Service Desk.

Special Collections - Hours 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (closed holidays).

University Archives -Special Collections is the repository for the University Archives -- business papers, legal documents, official and unofficial publications (departmental papers, newsletters, presidential papers, etc.),  student publications (The Index and old yearbooks) and much more. 

Visit the History and Traditions page for school songs, building names and their origins, campus traditions and more.  Also, check out the Big Fire online.

Some of the copying services we provide for alumni are:
        Course descriptions from the Catalog under which the student was working
        Original photos or pictures from yearbooks
        Commencement recordings (audio from mid 1980's, video from mid 1990's). 
                Click here for what is available.
        Articles from University publications:  Echo, Index, Nemoscope, Truman Today, etc.
                Search the TRUDEX for specific articles.
        Articles from local newspapers.

Contact Special Collections for costs and other information. 
Email: speccoll@truman.edu  --  Telephone: 660-785-7368

Databases

Due to licensing restrictions, access to periodical article databases and electronic journals is available to alumni only when on campus.  We have created a list of free databases which you can use to find articles in magazines and journals.  For other databases, click here for more free web links to reference sites such as legal resources, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.

Truman State University Databases

New Media Index ---  Truman's weekly newspaper, full-text online from August 29, 2002 (when classes in session) 
TRUDEX
---The index to Truman State University publications. Free to search.  Request copies of articles from Special Collections.

Building Services

Encouraging Discovery