Alumni, Standish & Windham Residents

Access to research databases

Due to vendor licensing agreements, remote access to library subscription databases is only available to current students, faculty, and staff. However, alumni may use these resources in-house from the library’s computers. Also, please note that all Maine residents have free access (from home, work, etc.) to quality online resources through the Digital Maine Library.

Borrowing Wellehan Library materials
  • Patrons must present their courtesy cards to library staff at the circulation desk. Items cannot be checked out without a card.
  • Books may be borrowed for 21 days with one 14 day renewal, provided they have not been requested by another patron.
  • DVDs and CDs may be borrowed for 21 days with one 14 day renewal, provided they have not been requested by another patron.
  • Popular magazines may be checked out for 7 days with no renewal.
  • Journals, newspapers, and reference books must be used in the library.
  • A maximum of five items may be checked out at a time.
  • Borrowed items must be returned during regular business hours. An interior book drop slot is located just beyond the security gate in the side of the circulation desk.
Library Cards


Any alumnus/alumna of Saint Joseph’s College who resides in the local area can be a patron of the Wellehan Library. You will need to present your SJC alumni ID card* to a staff member at the circulation desk and provide current contact information (mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).

*To obtain an ID card, please visit the Alumni Office on the first floor of Xavier Hall.

Windham/Standish residents

The collections of the Wellehan Library are intended to support the students, faculty, and staff of Saint Joseph’s College; however, permanent residents of Standish and Windham who are age 18 or over may request free Wellehan Library courtesy cards. Valid photo ID and proof of current mailing address are required. Acceptable forms of photo ID are: driver’s license, state ID card, passport, military ID, school ID, or employment ID. Proof of current mailing address may consist of a rent receipt, a utility bill, a tax bill, or a piece of mail recently received.