Library Services for Retirees

As a McMaster retiree, you are entitled to a variety of library services.

Retired Faculty: 

  • you may borrow materials from our collections, for 3 months (2 weeks in the Health Sciences Library).
    • Your McMaster ID card is your Library card! Present your card with the items you wish to check out at the Library Services Desk, the Circulation Desk in the Health Sciences Library or at one of our self check-outs. If you can't find your card or need it replaced you will need to go to UTS, BSB-245, M-F, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
    • Please return books to the library from which you checked them out.
    • All books can be renewed (unless they have been recalled) on the My Account/Book Renewal page OR in person. You are allowed a maximum of 6 online renewals per item.
    • For more information on specific borrowing policies, please consult the Borrowing materials page for Mills, Thode and Innis or the Health Sciences Library's Borrowing page. 
  • you may request materials not owned by the McMaster libraries through Interlibrary Loan, through RACER
  • retired faculty (emeriti) with ongoing research needs may access electronic resources licensed for use by the McMaster community, using MacID
  • you may continue to participate in the Reciprocal Borrowing Program
  • you can set up a general public PrintSmart account so that you can print or copy from the public devices in our libraries

Retired Staff:

  • you may borrow materials from our collections, for 3 months (2 weeks in the Health Sciences Library).
    • Your McMaster ID card is your Library card! Present your card with the items you wish to check out at the Library Services Desk, the Circulation Desk at the Health Sciences Library, or at one of our self check-outs. If you can't find your card or need it replaced you will need to go to UTS, BSB-245, M-F, 8:30am to 4:30pm.
    • Please return books to the library from which you checked them out.
    • All books can be renewed (unless they have been recalled) on the My Account/Book Renewal page OR in person. You are allowed a maximum of 6 online renewals per item.
    • For more information on specific borrowing policies, please consult the Borrowing materials page for Mills, Thode and Innis or the Health Sciences Library's Borrowing page. 
  • you may not request materials not owned by the McMaster libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Please use the ILL Services offered through your local public library.
  • you may not access our electronic resources, as these have been licensed for use by the McMaster community only; we would recommend you check to see what e-resources are available through your local public library
  • you can set up a general public PrintSmart account so that you can print or copy from the public devices in our libraries

For more information, please contact the Associate University Librarian, Services at x22410 or via email.

For more information about library services for retirees at the Health Sciences Library, contact 905-525-5140 ext. 22327 or via email hslib@mcmaster.ca 

 

 

 

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