EMU library resources are generally for use by current students, faculty and staff. Most library database providers do not allow use for alumni or other non-EMU patrons.
Walk-ins are allowed per EMU library's community patron policy, but off-campus access is not permitted.
Some resources are available freely to the general public:
JSTOR's Register & Read program offers access to about 75 journals. This is not current content. JSTOR also provides access to content prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 for everyone else.
Public libraries often provide access to databases if you have a library card. You should check with your local public library.