Library Services for Alumni
The following options for borrowing books may be available to you:
- UMD Community Borrowers Program
The University Libraries at the University of Maryland, College Park offer a Community Borrowers Program.
- UMBC Special Borrowers Card
The Albin O. Kuhn Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County offers a special borrowers card.
- University of Maryland and Affiliated Institution (USMAI) libraries (on-site use only)
UMUC alumni may review books and other materials on-site at other USMAI libraries, but will not be able to borrow them.
- Your public library and other local libraries
Your public library is a good source of materials and may be able to get books through interlibrary loan if you need something they do not have. You may also be able to visit local academic libraries and use their materials on-site.
Due to licensing restrictions, we cannot offer remote login access to UMUC alumni. However, these other options may be available:
- Visit the UMUC computer labs at Largo and Dorsey Station
You can visit the computer labs at the Academic Center at Largo and Dorsey Station and access UMUC's library databases on-site. Note that you will need an active MyUMUC login to access the computers. Please contact the Help Center if you need assistance with your MyUMUC login.
- Visit other University of Maryland and Affiliated Institution (USMAI) libraries
Alumni can visit any USMAI library, including McKeldin Library at the University of Maryland, College Park, or the Priddy Library at Shady Grove, to use the electronic databases to which they subscribe. In some locations, you may need to request a guest login.
- Log in to your public library (or visit other local libraries)
Your public library card may give you remote login access to an array of research databases. You may also be able to visit local academic libraries and use their online resources on-site.
- Use free search services
Sometimes services, such as the following, will link to free versions of articles.
Ask a Librarian
UMUC alumni may request assistance from the UMUC Library staff. See Ask a Librarian.