Brown Card


The Brown Card is required for access to and borrowing services of the Brown University Libraries.

Library users must swipe their Brown Card in the card access reader to gain admittance to the building. The barcode on the front of the Brown Card is used for the loan of books and materials.

Rockefeller LibraryBrown Alumni Library Card

Brown Alumni may purchase an Alumni Library Card, at a one-time cost of $15, to access the Rockefeller, Sciences, and Orwig Music Libraries. Alumni may utilize this card to check out most circulating library materials, as well as utilize the electronic resources when visiting the libraries. 

Apply for a Brown Alumni Library Card

Library Fines

Library fines can be paid using the Brown Card Bear Bucks account. For further information regarding the use of the Brown Card at University Libraries please call the Rockefeller Library Service Desk at (401) 863-2165.