Library Cards

Library cards allow patrons to borrow books from any McMaster Library. Consult the table to determine how to aquire one.
Note: Library cards do not provide access to the Library's e-Resources. A separate account (i.e., MAC ID, or Guest Internet Account) must be created. Access restrictions apply to Graduates of McMaster and Non-McMaster Borrowers.
 

McMaster Borrowers

McMaster faculty, students, and staff Require a currently valid McMaster student or employee ID card
Visiting faculty/staff/researchers In the Faculty of Health Sciences: Go to the Health Sciences Library with a letter of introduction from the department in order to obtain a library card.
All Others: If you do not have a McMaster photo ID card, go to Mills Library with a letter of introduction from the department in order to obtain a library card.
Work on campus and have no ID card? Go to MUSC Room 101 to obtain a Working @ McMaster photo ID card. 
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - Noon & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Graduates of McMaster

Graduates of McMaster Apply for an External Borrower Card at Mills Library

Non-McMaster Borrowers

Members of the community Apply for an External Borrower Card at Mills Library
Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation employees Take your photo ID with employee number to the Health Sciences Library to obtain a barcode.
Faculty and students from Redeemer University College Obtain application form for External Borrower Card from Library at Redeemer University College.
Faculty, students and staff from other universities (Includes retired faculty) To borrow through Interlibrary Loan Services, inquire at your library's Interlending / Interlibrary Loan Department. To borrow in person: apply for a Reciprocal Borrower Card at the Mills Library Circulation Desk. Current university ID card and proof of address required.