Alumni Services

The Dalhousie Libraries are pleased to offer our alumni the following Library Services during COVID-19:

  • The general loan period is 3 weeks. Books can be obtained through our curbside pickup service. 
  • The loan period for Videos/DVDs is 7 days.
  • Renewals are available on materials that have not been requested by other users.
  • Holds may be placed on Dalhousie Library materials that are signed out.
  • Searches may be requested for materials that are listed as "in library" but are not on the shelves.
  • There are a limited number of community workstations available at the Killam and MacRae Libraries so that alumni and community borrowers can once again get access to our electronic resources. Book a three-hour appointment to use a community research workstation.
  • Course reserve materials are not available for loan.
  • Return your materials to any location, even if it's not where you borrowed them from.
To take full advantage of these library services, we encourage you to register your Alumni Benefits card. If you don't have an alumni benefits card, join here
 

Electronic Resources for Dal Alumni

Online resources can be accessed from computers in each of our five libraries as well as the Wallace McCain Learning Commons and the Kellogg Library Learning Commons.  Our licensing agreements only permit us to extend off-campus access to current students, staff and faculty.  Please be aware that access to licensed resources is for academic purposes only.

Document Delivery

Some charges may apply depending on the library borrowed from. Please see the table below for more info. Payments may be paid by cash, debit, VISA or MasterCard.

Please note, requests will not be filled without proper payment authorization. Please indicate the amount you are willing to pay in the maximum charge field of the request form to expedite the process.

Loans

Cost

Items borrowed from Novanet libraries   No Charge
Items borrowed from other Canadian (non-Novanet) Libraries $10.00/item

Items borrowed from non-Canadian libraries

$50.00/item

Urgent (same day) surcharge

$10.00

Courier delivery surcharge

$10.00

Overdue fee for items not returned after overdue notices sent

$20.00

Replacement costs

Determined by the lending library

Those who often return items late or in damaged condition are at risk of having borrowing privileges revoked. Replacements costs for lost or long overdue items are the responsibility of the requester.