You qualify as alumni if you completed four or more degree credits at U of T, but are no longer a current student. As an alum, you access the library differently than when you were a student.
You can access our ebooks, online journals, and other electronic resources in person at a public access (LIRA) computer. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer remote access to our online resources to alumni, but you can request them through your local library’s interlibrary loan program if it has one.
Our guide to Reading, Writing, and Publishing after you leave U of T has some useful tips on accessing online resources as an independent researcher.
The alumni reader, alumni research reader, and OISE alumni cards all give you borrowing privileges. If your local library has an interlibrary loan program, you can use that to borrow from our collection.
Most libraries are open to the public for quiet study.
In Robarts, floors 1-5 and 8 are open to the public during regular hours. This does not include the extended, overnight hours.
Robarts stacks access
Most libraries have open book stacks, but Robarts stacks (floors 9-13) are restricted. You can request materials from the stacks at the Loans Desk or get access with:
- Your TCard from when you were a student
- Alumni ID card if you lost your TCard
- Alumni reader card
- Alumni research reader card
We would like to hear from you about your information and library needs and about your experiences with our library so that we may serve you better. Email us at email@example.com.