Library Resources

Alumni can now access McMaster Libraries free of charge!

To apply for borrowing privileges, please visit the Library Services Desk at any campus library. To establish your alumni status, Library staff will ask for your alumni ID number or will contact the Office of Alumni Advancement for confirmation.

While many databases and e-journals are not available to alumni from off campus due to licensing restrictions, McMaster has licensed JSTOR and other significant collections.  To access these e-resources, you will first need to set up an Alumni Access account. Once this is done you can access these resources directly from off-campus, but you must start your search from the Alumni Library Services page.
If you come to one of our libraries you will be able to access additional resources, but access is only on-site, on a temporary one-day basis.  

For more information about the suite of services available to Mac alumni, go to the Alumni Library Services webpage or contact the Services Desk at 905.525.9140, ext. 22077.

The Office of Alumni Advancement is happy to confirm your status over the phone to campus partners, including the Library. Your alumni ID number is an easy way to access your eligibility for on-campus memberships. If you do not know you alumni ID number, please contact the Alumni Office by email at [email protected], or by phone at 905.525.9140 ext. 23900, or toll-free at 1.888.217.6003.

*Please Note: Interlibrary Loan Services are not available to alumni.