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Alumni Library Services: General Information

COVID-19 Update

In light of Covid-19, services and the physical library is only available to current faculty, students and staff of the University. We apologize for the inconvenience. This page will be updated when service and/or the building become available to alumni.

Library Benefits to Alumni/ae of Cairn University (covid-19 update: service suspended until further notice)

  • 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 collection
    • Use computer lab
    • Print and/or makes copies
      • Print copies per page: $0.10 b&w  and $0.25 color
  • Access a growing number of electronic resources from off-campus

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.