Alumni Welcome

As an alumnus or alumna of the University of New England, Westbrook College or St. Francis College, you are welcome to use the on campus resources of the two UNE libraries and other services and resources as detailed below.

Borrowing Privileges

You have borrowing privileges at the Josephine S. Abplanalp Library on the Portland Campus, and the Jack S. Ketchum Library on the Biddeford Campus. The loan period for items you borrow is 28 days with one renewal.

To use the UNE libraries, you will need an Alumni ID card issued by the Office of Alumni Affairs. Submit the ID form, or contact the Office of Alumni Affairs: University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME 04103; (207) 221-4377.

Campus Access to the Libraries

The UNE libraries are open to the public. However, after 6 p.m. each day, the library buildings are restricted to current students, faculty and staff of the University. 

Database and E-journal Access

While on campus, you have access to the Library Databases and Electronic Journals. Remote access to these electronic resources is limited by license to current students, faculty and staff of the University. However, you will find many freely available web-based resources included within our Alumni Digital Library.

The Maine State Library provides a number of online resources to Maine residents including:

  • Digital Maine Library: The Digital Maine Library provides a wide variety of electronic full-text databases and journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • CloudLibrary: CloudLibrary provides access to popular ebook and audiobook titles. 

You can use your UNE Alumni ID to access these services, or contact your local public library. If you do not live in Maine, see "State Databases" within our Alumni Digital Library or consult your local public library for information about accessing your state's databases.

Reference Service

We provide reference services to alumni in person, by telephone, or by email. Contact us for more information or use the Ask a Librarian form.

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