The University of Guelph Library is pleased to offer retired University of Guelph staff and faculty the following library privileges:
Retirees have access to borrow an unlimited number of books per semester
Renewals are unlimited barring any holds or recalls on the item(s)
Renewals can be done online
This information can also be found on the library’s borrowing policies page.
Retirees may access a wealth of free, full text, scientific and scholarly journal articles online (without logging in).
The Atrium, the University of Guelph institutional repository contains free, full text, quality University of Guelph publications
Other scholarly open-access resources
In 2020, retirees will see changes to what they can access from off campus in terms of library online journals. When a date is confirmed we will update this page
Retirees will still have full access to online journals from on campus, either by using a public computer in the library, or on their own device from anywhere on campus
Faculty members/librarians with emeritus status will retain the same access they’ve always had; retirees with whom colleges have made arrangements with will also retain their access
Annex (off-site storage facility)
You 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
Materials from Archival & Special Collections can only be used in the Archival & Special Collections area, located on the second floor of the library. An identification card is required for access.