Borrowing

Your alumni card is your library card. Bring your alumni card to any library service desk for activation; contact any library location for annual renewal.

U of S Alumni may
  • Borrow up to 10 regular loan items in person from any branch for 30 days
  • Renew borrowed items twice, in person at the library or by logging into your Library Account
  • Return books at any University Library branch
  • Request Interlibrary Loans (available for a charge)

Recalled Loans     
You will be notified by email when an item you have borrowed has been recalled.  Recalled items must be returned by the date specified on the recall notice to avoid late fees of $2/day per item.

Reserve Materials    
Access to reserve materials varies among libraries.  Please check with the library location to see what access you may have.

On Campus Access

U of S Alumni may

  • Search our Library Catalogue
  • Search most licensed databases and download articles
  • Print from alumni computers in the Murray (4 computers), Engineering (1 computer), and Education & Music libraries (4 computers). 
  • Scan or photocopy in any library. Staff can help you add print/copier credits to your account.
  • Ask for research help at service desks
  • Access University Archives and Special Collections

Off Campus Access

Due to licensing agreements, the University Library is not able to provide Alumni with off campus access to the same subscribed electronic databases and resources available to currently enrolled students. Some electronic resources listed below are only available to alumni in Canada, please check the licensing agreement on the A to Z database listfor details. 

Research help is available by phone, email or online with our Ask Us chat

Alumni Accessible Databases

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