Alumni & Community Services

Publicly available resources

ELM Electronic Library MinnesotaELM databases are free for anyone within Minnesota to use. Online ELM databases include Britannica, Consumer Health Complete, Ebsco's eBook Collection, Expanded Academic ASAP, numerous online newspapers, and much more. 

Using print collections at Bush Memorial Library

Hamline Alumni

Hamline alumni and actively enrolled or employed persons from Mitchell Hamline School of Law are invited to check out books from the Hamline Bush Memorial Library circulating collection. Please see the staff at the Central Service Desk (CSD) on the first floor of the library about establishing borrowing privileges, which involves our verifying your alumni/MHSL status with the Registrar. Note: The university does not offer CLIC interlibrary loan privileges to alumni.

Community Members

The general public is welcome to come to the library to use our materials. The university does not offer check-out privileges to the general public.

Accessing online resources at Bush Memorial Library

Hamline Alumni

Hamline alumni may come to the library to access our online resources. There are a couple of public computers near the stairwells on 2nd and 3rd floor that do not require logins.   On the 1st and lower floors, you will need a temporary guest login to access Hamline computers. Guest logins are available at the Central Service Desk (CSD). For help using databases while present at Bush Memorial Library, see the CSD or ask a librarian.

Community Members

Due to licensing issues, the university cannot offer access to online resources to the general public.

Public Library Services

Many people are unaware that public libraries offer:

  • online databases, such as Business Source Premier and Educator’s Reference Complete. Note that all Minnesota libraries offer free access to ELM databases.
  • interlibrary loan services for obtaining material from other library collections, including Hamline’s.
  • eBooks, streaming audio, DIY learning materials (test prep., language learning, computer skills, etc.), and much more.

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