VCU Libraries

Research Guides

Alumni

Why Do I Lose Access

Most of the licensing agreements with the publishers/vendors of the journals and databases we subscribe to require that remote access be limited to current students and faculty.

When Do I Lose Access to VCU Libraries Resources

Students

You usually lose access shortly after graduation. VCU changes student status from 'student' to "former student' on a scheduled basis, and VCU Libraries uses student status to restrict access to current students.

NOTE: Students who are employees are exceptions; there should be no lapse in access.

Faculty and Staff

You usually lose access the day you are no longer on the VCU payroll. VCU changes faculty or employee status to 'former faculty' or 'former employee,' and VCU uses faculty or employee status to restrict access to current faculty and employees.

NOTE: Retired faculty and emeritus faculty are exceptions as access can continue provided your school/department enters you into the VCU Affiliate database.