Alumni Services

The Dalhousie Libraries is pleased to offer our alumni the following library services:

  • Dalhousie Alumni may borrow from Dalhousie Libraries using a Community Borrower card.
  • The general loan period is 3 weeks. 
  • Curbside pickup is available as an accessible service. If you need curbside pickup, please email the library where you would like to pick up the items. 
  • 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.
  • Course reserve materials are not available for loan.
  • Return your materials to any location, even if it's not where you borrowed them from.

How to Access Scholarly Electronic Publications Available Remotely

Log in with your NetID and password. (Your NetID is usually 2 letters followed by 6 digits. Some older NetIDs are based on your family name.)

  • Forgot the password that goes with your NetID? Reset it here:
  • Forgot your NetID? If you remember your Dalhousie ID (B00 number), you can reactivate it here
  • If you don’t remember your Dalhousie ID (B00 number), contact to request it. The Advancement team will need as many of the following details as you can provide: Full name, former name or name aliases, date of birth, degree name and graduation year, any current or former addresses, any current or former telephone numbers, and any current or former email addresses. Once you have your Dalhousie ID (B00 number), go to  to activate your NetID and set your password.

How to access the remainder of our scholarly electronic publications

The rest of our online resources can be accessed from computers in each of our five libraries as well as in the Wallace McCain Learning Commons and the Kellogg Library Learning Commons. Most of our licensing agreements only permit us to extend off-campus access to current students, staff and faculty, with the exception of the titles listed above. Access to licensed resources is for academic purposes only.

Scholarly Electronic Publications

Remote Access to scholarly electronic publications
Access to a small selection of our scholarly electronic publications is now available to alumni. In many cases, remote access to these resources is limited because most of the agreements we sign with vendors do not permit alumni access, but in a few cases, the current configuration of our proxy server limits the number of resources we can provide alumni remote access to. We hope to be able to expand this list in the future as we explore solutions to the limitations posed by our proxy server. Access to these licensed resources is for non-commercial purposes only.

Current Electronic Publications Available to Alumni Via Remote Access

Duke University Press Journals

InteLex Past Masters 

Sage Journals

Sage Research Methods 

Taylor and Francis Journals


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.



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

Items borrowed from non-Canadian libraries


Urgent (same day) surcharge


Courier delivery surcharge


Overdue fee for items not returned after overdue notices sent


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.