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Information on Library resources and services for: Students | Instructors | Researchers

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 intercom at ground level. 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.
  • 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)