McGill alumni

This section contains borrowing information for McGill Alumni

  • You must register for a McGill Library Borrowing Card in order to borrow items from the Library (alumni status will be confirmed by the library with McGill’s Development and Alumni Relations office)
  • Alumni basics chart: loan periods, number of renewals and number of loan items allowed, overdue and recall fine rates
  • Access to online resources: McGill Alumni may access from off-campus a limited range of online resources to which the Library has access, including e-books and e-journals in all disciplinary areas. A McGill Library Borrowing Card is not required to access these online resources.
  • Your library account: renew items online, check for overdue fines, see what you have borrowed, change your Library PIN, request items out to other users
  • Email notices: be aware of this important policy!
  • Requesting items out to other users: creating a "hold request" or "recall"
  • Recall notices: when someone has requested the item you have borrowed
  • Requesting items for pick-up or delivery: Requesting on the shelf items, or delivery between branches
  • Renewing items: how and where
  • Returning items: where to bring library items when you are done
  • Overdue items: how and where to pay fines, maximum overdue fines, blocks on your account, waiving of fines
  • Lost or damaged items: replacement costs
  • You can read library materials, and can access electronic resources on the Library's computers using a guest sign-in

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