Community Users

Community Borrower Card

Ask for a Community Borrower card application at the Ask Us desk. Learn more about the Community Borrower Card.


Borrowing information

Electronic Resources

Due to licensing restrictions community borrowers may only use electronic resources with a Guest Account from public desktop computers in the library. This restriction is imposed by the database vendors, and enforced as part of our compliance with license agreements. This is standard practice for all database producers and all academic libraries, and not unique to the University of Guelph. 

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) service contains free, full text, scientific and scholarly journal articles.

The Atrium, the University of Guelph institutional repository contains free, full text, quality University of Guelph resources.

You are welcome to use your own laptop to access electronic resources within the Library. Learn more about wireless internet access in the Library

Annex (off-site storage facility)

Community borrowers may book an appointment to visit the Annex warehouse – call 519-821-7946 locally or 1-800-597-8016 to make an appointment. Community borrowers may request that items be retrieved from the Annex by placing a hold through Primo. Items will be retrieved and made available for pickup at the designated pickup location on the next business day.

Archival & Special Collections

The Archival and Special Collections material is available for use in the Archive area only. An identification card is required.

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