BPL continues to offer electronic resources to alumni/alumnae. The standard academic contract rarely includes alumni because vendors have not negotiated rights for alumni in their deals with publishers. BPL is now purchasing alumni rights from some vendors who make this possible. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the password for ATLA Serials and to obtain your personal barcode number for access to other resources.
Some of the eresources we recommend are open access. To find these on our Electronic Resources A-Z list, select “Open Access” under the Vendor dropdown box.
And of course, alumni are welcome to borrow our circulating print books. Just send your request to email@example.com. We will pay for shipping to you within the U.S.; you are responsible for return shipping.
[[footnote1]](1) Most of our ejournals for students and faculty come through aggregator collections like these, rather than our subscribing directly from the publisher’s website. The downside is that these subscriptions often are restricted to issues older than some embargo period, such as the current year. The great advantage is that they are economical and licensed as a group; individual ejournal subscriptions may have licensing and administrative tasks specific to each title, so require more work on our part. Rarely do they permit a library to provide alumni access.