Why aren't recent graduates and alumni allowed to access the library's electronic resources?
Although the library would love to continue providing remote access to all our electronic resources, we must limit access to current students, faculty, and staff at UMD only, as outlined in our Use of Licensed Electronic Resources policy and Remote Access to UMD Licensed Electronic Resources policy. The vendors and publishers we work with either prohibit alumni access entirely or charge fees in excess of what we can afford in order to extend access to alumni.
We have been able to negotiate access to most of our electronic resources for library guests on our guest computers. Alumni in the area are welcome to visit and make use of our resources as guest users.
Alternative electronic resource access may be found through your state and/or local public libraries. Minnesota residents have access to databases provided by eLibrary MN (ELM). Wisconsin residents have access to databases provided by BadgerLink. All you need is your public library card!
There are also many Open Access and Freely Available Resources that you may make use of from any location.
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