Graduated or about to graduate? Wondering what it means for your library access? Once you are no longer a current student, staff, or faculty member of the University of Minnesota your library access will change.

After graduation

Your access will stay the same until a new semester begins and you are no longer a student. For example, if you are graduating in December your access will stay the same through mid-January. If you graduate in May your access will stay the same until the following fall semester begins. 

Membership in the UMN Alumni Association

Alumni Association members have remote access to two databases, with thousands of academic journals, trade publications, company profiles, market research reports and more. Library access is available 4-6 business days after you join the Alumni Association. 

Friends of the Library

Membership includes borrowing privileges and unlimited access to the University Libraries’ public workstations (which includes onsite access to electronic journal, magazine, and newspaper subscriptions) at all Twin Cities campus libraries. While friends are welcome to access most electronic databases at library workstations, licensing agreements with our database vendors prevent us from offering remote access to these resources. Additionally, a few databases require us to limit on-site access to UMN students, faculty, and staff.

Membership levels

  • $80/year for individuals
  • $40/year for U of MN Alumni Association members ($30 for newly graduated students)
  • $250/year for corporations
  • $80/year for non-profit organizations
  • For more information on the Friends of the Library visit

Graduates who stay in Minnesota

The University Libraries are open to the public and visitors are welcome. For more information about visiting the libraries, please see our Visitor Access page

The Electronic Library for Minnesota provides Minnesota residents with online access to magazine, journal, newspaper & encylopedia artices, and ebooks.

Request U of M material through your public libraries interlibrary loan service.

Graduates who leave Minnesota

 Request materials through your local library interlibrary loan service.

University of Minnesota Libraries
Borrowing Privileges Staff

110 Wilson Library
309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-3383

Fax: 612-626-8968