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Alumni Library Services: General Information

Library Benefits to Alumni/ae of Cairn University

  • Check out materials within the general collection and CDs/DVDs (all you need is an active email address)
    • General Collection (typically books): loan period is 28 days with one renewal of 14 days
    • CDs/DVDs: 7 days with no renewal period
    • See library fines/replacement policy for overdue and replacement charges
  • Access the library building during regular semester hours to:
    • Study
    • Use print and electronic collections
  • Access a growing number of electronic resources from off-campus
  • Alumni are not permitted to use the Computer Lab or the Study/Meeting Rooms (these spaces are reserved for current Cairn University students)

All patrons are expected to abide by all of the Masland Library Policies.  For the full policies click here

Electronic Resources

Alumni can access all of the Library's resources, including licensed electronic materials, from within the Library.  There are a growing number of electronic resources available to degree-holding alumni/ae of the University anywhere in the world.  Request access to the databases listed below by completing this online form. Instructions for access will be sent once alumni/ae status has been confirmed.  Already registered but forgot your password?  Send the library an email at

For a an up-to-date listing of resources available see:

Please note, except for the databases listed, current licensing agreements prevent the Library from providing off-site access to users who are not current Cairn students, faculty or staff.