Alumni may use the University of Alberta Libraries as a place for reading, writing, and research. Feel free to come in and browse the collections on-site. If you would also like borrowing privileges your two options are:
For Alumni who do not have access to the Alberta Library (TAL) card, or who would like more extended borrowing privileges, free library access to University of Alberta Libraries material only is available through the Alumni ONEcard. With this level of service, Alumni also receive the benefit of Interlibrary Loan Services at a significant reduction in cost, only $5 per transaction instead of $35.
For Interlibrary Loan services, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office, 1-110 Rutherford Library North.
An Alumni ONEcard does not include off-campus access privileges to most online databases or electronic journals. Our vendor/publisher licenses do not permit off-site access to licensed resources to those who are not current students, faculty of staff. Click here for information on obtaining a Temporary Computing ID for accessing licensed online resources on-site in any U of Alberta Library.
With the new province-wide Alberta Library (TAL) Card, alumni throughout Alberta, as well as their families and communities, can receive University of Alberta Library borrowing privileges at no additional charge through their local library.
The Alberta Library (TAL) Card provides access to the collections of over 200 participating libraries across the province. If you have a library card from any member library, just stop in at your local branch to get your Alberta Library Card. For more information, visit your local library, or the Alberta Library Card website.
Note: Alumni and TAL clients have in-house access only to materials in some specialized collections such as those in the Curriculum Library, Music Library, and library collections of sound and video recordings.
A TAL library card does not include off-campus access privileges to most on-line databases and electronic journals. Our vendor/publisher licenses do not permit off-site access to licensed resources to those who are not current students, faculty of staff. Click here for information on obtaining a Temporary Computing ID for accessing licensed online resources on-site in any U of Alberta Library.
If you are a health care practitioner, you may wish to view the library guide to Information Resources for Health Science Alumni. This site provides details about resources offered through your professional organization, as well as providing links to high quality freely available internet resources.