Alumni, Retirees, Visiting Scholars, & Community Members

Today's Hours: 8am - 10pm - All service hours


  • The Library is pleased to offer the following services to University of Guelph alumni:
    • Access to a small collection of online resources
    • Access to the Library's entire physical collection
  • 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.

Visiting scholars

  • 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.

Community members

  • 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:

The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: