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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 & Alum Privileges

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 non-renewable.
  • 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 MyCIIS account and filling out the following form. If you donít have access to your MyCIIS account, please e-mail portalhelp [at] ciis [dot] edu.

Additional Alum Privileges

Alum Associate members have all the privileges listed above and additionally:

  • Online Journals, Books & Databases: Alumni may access online journals, online books, and all subscription online databases.
  • 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 only).

How to Join

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.

How to Renew

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.

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May 15, 2017