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4 Ways For Olivet Alumni to Use Ralph D. Winter Library

The Ralph D. Winter Library is pleased to provide lifetime borrowing privileges to Olivet Alumni as well as other services, and encourages Olivet University Alumni to make use of the library during their visits to campus or wherever they are.

1. Access and Borrowing

Once your Library ID card expires upon graduation, present a valid government-issued photo ID and register at the circulation desk to borrow library items. Alumni/ae can check out up to five items for two weeks, and renew two times.

2. Document Delivery

For a fee, Olivet alumni/ae around the world can ask Document Delivery service to deliver chapters from a book, copies of journal articles from the Ralph D. Winter Library collections. Electronic format is available for many cases.

3. Reference Services

Reference and information staff can:

  • assist in using the online catalog and locating library materials.
  • make referrals to appropriate library collections and services at Olivet University or nearby areas where Alumni/ae are located at.
  • provide brief research assistance.

4. Online

  • Alumni/ae is eligible for off-campus access to limited online resources. In order to get the access, Alumni/ae can email to
  • Most databases and other resources are accessible from public terminals in the libraries.
  • Virtual reference service is available at library homepage.


Library Hours

Monday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm PST
Tuesday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm PST
Wednesday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
Thursday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm PST
Friday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm PST
Sunday Closed


About RDWL

Olivet University's Ralph D. Winter Library (RDWL) has evolved from a private collection of 5,000 books ...

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Circulation Services

Once a Library patron selects desired materials, he or she proceeds to check out these selections by submitting ...

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Distance Users

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Donating to the Library

Gifts of books, materials and journals provide critical enhancements to the Library collections.

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