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Alumni Services - UNB Libraries

UNB Libraries are open for current students, faculty, and staff only. We look forward to welcoming alumni and community borrowers when the COVID-19 restrictions are no longer required.

Proudly UNB

Welcome, UNB Alumni, to our libraries! We are pleased to be able to offer you access to the collections and services described on this page. To take full advantage of these privileges, we encourage you to activate your alumni account through the Associated Alumni e-Services

Borrowing privileges at the Harriet Irving Library, the Science & Forestry Library, the Engineering & Computer Science Library, and the Hans W. Klohn Commons (Saint John) are available at no charge to UNB alumni presenting a valid borrower’s card. Information on how to obtain a borrower’s card are provided below. Please be aware that borrowing privileges are granted for individual use and are non-transferable.

To search our catalogue for holdings, use the UNB WorldCat search on our homepage.

Electronic Resources for UNB Alumni

Online resources can be accessed from each of our campus libraries. While most of our licensing agreements allow us to extend off-campus access only to current members of the university community, a number of online resources are available off-campus to alumni. You will require your Alumni ID number to log in to these resources. Please be aware that access to licensed resources is for academic purposes only.

How to Obtain an Alumni Borrower’s Card

For details please refer to the Community / Alumni Borrower Application Form - Fredericton. The form must be presented in person at one of the libraries.
For more details, or to report a lost or stolen Borrower Card, please contact:
Lynn Banks -, 452-6015
Access Services, UNBF Libraries
Saint John
For details please refer to the Community / Alumni Borrower Application Form - Saint John. The form must be presented in person at the library.
For more details, or to report a lost or stolen Borrower Card, please contact:
Paul Mortimer -, 648-5710
Information Services, Hans W. Klohn Commons

Resources and Services

  • Basic reference assistance, access to online resources, and collections are available in each library
  • A borrower can have up to 10 items checked out
  • Most books can be borrowed for 3 weeks (for all libraries) and renewed up to five times if not requested by another borrower. Some material is restricted to in-library use only.
  • Fines are charged on overdue loans. Privileges will be revoked if materials are lost, damaged, or consistently overdue.
  • Limited access to Document Delivery Services is available
  • Visiting students, staff, and faculty from participating institutions may borrow from UNB libraries through reciprocal borrowing agreements between institutions

To Access Your Library Account (UNB WorldCat) Online:

  1. Simply follow the “Renew Books” link on the UNB Libraries homepage or the “Sign In” link in the top-right corner of UNB WorldCat. Either of these links will lead you to
  2. Click the button labelled "COMMUNITY / ALUMNI LOGIN
  3. Your User Name is the full email address you used when you created your account, e.g.
  4. To activate your online access for the first time, you will need to use the “Request New Password” option. Use the link in the email you receive from Library Password Management ( to set/reset your password.
  5. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll find the link to My Account under the user menu in the top right. There you may renew materials.

October 2019