All are welcome to become an Associate member of the Laurance S. Rockefeller
Library. There are two categories of Associate membership: Friends of the Library and CIIS Alum.
Friends of the Library & Alums have the following privileges:
- Borrowing: Books may be checked out for an
initial borrowing period of four weeks and may be renewed for up to an additional
two four week periods, if you renew before the due date and if no other patron
has requested the item. A/V materials may be borrowed for one week and are
- Library Use: The Library has extensive
reference and other special collections which are available for use
in the Library only. All online resources are available for use in the
Library. See Library home page for hours.
- Online Resources: The Library Web
site includes links to online resources of particular use to lifelong
research in integral studies. Non-subscription sites may be accessed
by Associates off-campus.
(Friends of the Library Only: Subscription databases such as PsycInfo
and full-text journal articles are only accessible onsite at CIIS.
They are not available off-campus).
- Reference Services: CIIS reference
librarians may assist you with your research. You may set up an appointment to
work with a librarian, or send your questions via e-mail at
askref [at] ciis [dot] edu. In order to schedule an appointment via our portal,
you will have to have/create a CIIS "mymail" student e-mail account. Requesting an alum
mymail e-mail account can be done by logging into your
and filling out the following form.
If you donít have access to your MyCIIS account, please e-mail portalhelp [at] ciis [dot] edu.
Alum Associate members have all the privileges listed above and
- Online Journals, Books & Databases:
Alumni may access online journals, online books, and all subscription
- RefWorks: RefWorks is an online reference
manager / bibliography maker program. Alumnae/i have access to this
program via their Associate membership.
Associate membership extends for one year and is renewable. For CIIS
Alum Associates, the cost is $25 a year. Friends of the Library may join for
$100 a year.
Payments can be made in person (cash, check or credit card), via mail (check only) or over the phone (credit card
Fill out the appropriate form for Friends of the Library OR Alum. Remember, Alums whose names have changed
should also include their name at the time of graduation.
Mail form (or deliver in person) to: Library Office Coordinator, California Institute of Integral
Studies, 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.
Renewals can be initiated by contacting the Library Office Coordinator at (415) 575-6184 or by sending an
e-mail to library [at] ciis [dot] edu.