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On June 12, Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries will launch OMNI, an academic search tool designed to bring library search and service functions together to provide a seamless, one-stop search experience for users.

Alumni, Retirees & Emeriti

Alumni

Note: All campus buildings (including the Library building) continue to be OneCard access only. Alumni and Direct Borrowers may access the Library Building via the security intercom at ground level (350 Victoria Street). Please bring a government ID, OneCard or other university ID to present upon request.

To receive a Library Card and borrow from the print collection, alumni must:

  • Verify their alumni status at the Library Circulation desk by presenting a piece of government-issued photo ID.
  • Pay a $50 annual fee.

With an alumni Library card, alumni borrowers:

  • May borrow up to 10 books at one time, but may not borrow periodicals, audio-visual items or reserve items. Loan periods vary with individual items borrowed, but generally books may be borrowed for 3 weeks. 
  • Have access to open access resources using their own laptop and cellular data.
  • Do not have access to TMU computers, wifi and printing services.
  • Do not have access to the library electronic resources due to licensing restrictions established by the database providers.
  • Do not have access to library technology lending services, including laptops.
  • Do not have access to inter-library loan services. (We recommend you contact your local public library if you require this service).

Retired Faculty & Staff

  • Must provide proof of retirement status from the Human Resources Department and one other piece of government-issued photo ID to apply for library privileges.
  • Loan periods depend on individual items, but generally books may be borrowed for 3 weeks, with 4 renewals. Only 2 reserve items and 3 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.
  • Do not have remote access to most databases due to licensing restrictions established by the database providers.
  • Do not have access to interlibrary loan services. (We recommend you contact your local public library if you require this service)

Emeriti

  • Professor/Librarian Emeriti cards and one other piece of government-issued photo ID are required to apply for library privileges or download this application form
  • Loan periods depend on individual items, but generally books may be borrowed for 3 weeks, with 4 renewals. Only 2 reserve items and 3 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.
  • Do not have remote access to most databases due to licensing restrictions established by the database providers.