Alumni, Retirees, Visiting Scholars, & Community Members
- To access our online resources for alumni, you'll need to register with us.
- To borrow our print collection, please drop by the Ask Us Desk and inquire about an alumni borrower card. Once you get your card, you can request U of G items through Omni.
- You must renew your account every three years.
- See our alumni borrowing policies for details on your borrowing privileges.
- Your University of Guelph or University of Guelph-Humber ID is your library card.
- Faculty members/librarians with emeritus status will retain the same access you have always had.
- Please see our retirees borrowing policies for details on your borrowing privileges.
- You have full access to the online library with a validated University of Guelph or Guelph Humber ID card.
- Please see our visiting scholars borrowing policies for details on your borrowing privileges.
- 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 year.
- Please see our community borrowing policies for details on your borrowing privileges.
- 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:
- Open Access databases -- curated by the University of Guelph Library
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Unpaywall -- get a browser extension that will search for free, legal versions of articles
- PubMedCentral -- a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's and National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)