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Alumni, Retirees, Visiting Scholars, & Community Members

Our building is currently closed. Welcome to our digital library!

Alumni

Retirees

  • Your University of Guelph or University of Guelph-Humber ID is your library card.
  • Currently, you have full access to the online library. In 2020, there will be changes to the online resources you can access off-campus. When a date is confirmed we will update this page.  
  • Faculty members/librarians with emeritus status will retain the same access you have always had. Retirees with whom colleges have made arrangements with will also retain access.
  • Please see our borrowing policies for details on your borrowing privileges.

Visiting scholars

  • You have full access to the online library with a validated University of Guelph or Guelph Humber ID card.
  • Please see our borrowing policies for details on your borrowing privileges.

Community members

  • When the library is open, you can register for a free community member card at the Ask Us Desk. Your card lets you borrow books from the library. You can renew your card every two years.
  • Please see our borrowing policies for details on your borrowing privileges.
  • Due to licensing restrictions community borrowers may only use online resources from public desktop computers in the library. Visit the Ask Us Desk for a daily guest pass to use the computers.
  • Please see a list of free open access resources below. 

Open access resources

More research is becoming available through the open access movement. You can access openly available research and scholarship through sites like these: