FAQs and Policies

What is an authenticator ID and why do I need it?
An authenticator ID is a unique number assigned to your record in the Colorado School of Mines alumni database. As a security measure, this ID is used for first-time access into the community. Once you are authenticated, you create your own username and password (please make these memorable!). Authenticator IDs are included in the address block of Mines magazine (directly above your name) and in the bottom left corner of an email from the alumni association. You may also email to request it; please include your full name, graduation year and degrees earned.

I seem to be having general problems when accessing your site. Are there minimum browser requirements for maximum accessibility?
Internet Explorer 6.0 and above on Windows98 or later
Firefox 1.5 running on Windows98 or later
Netscape 6.0 running on Windows98 or later
Firefox 1.5 running on Macintosh OSX 10.1 or later
Safari 2.0 running on Macintosh OSX 10.4 or later
Minimum screen resolution of 800x600 with recommended resolution of 1024x768. Session cookies and Java scripting must be enabled. Other operating systems and browsers may be used with varying degrees of compatibility, reliability and functionality.

Can alumni access electronic resources from off-campus?

Remote access to electronic resources is restricted to current students, faculty, staff, and administrators of Colorado School of Mines as determined by our licensing agreements with our vendors. We invite all CSM alumni to return to Arthur Lakes Library to take advantage of our rich collections and top-notch services. Most of our resources, including electronic resources, are available for use within the library.

Please note: All Mines alumni residing in Colorado are eligible for borrowing privileges of print resources through the library.