What you can do

Get your free library card

You will need your Alumni number to claim your free library card. Request your alumni number by emailing Alumni Relations at alumni@umanitoba.ca.

Request my alumni number

Alumni who graduated in or after 2015 (if you have an @myumanitoba email address)

Login to SignUM using your UMnetID:

  • Select “Request Access” – press the “Request for Self” option that appears.
  • From the list of categories, add “Libraries” to your cart. Click "Next"
  • Under "Justification" add your Alumni Number.
  • Click "Submit."

Allow up to 24 hours for account to activate.

Account renewal

  • You will receive an email when your account is up for renewal.
  • You will need to login to SignUM to and re-accept the usage agreement.
  • Annual renewal required.

NOTE: If you claimed your account through SignUM, you will use your UM ID card as your Alumni card and your UM email address will stay active indefinitely.

Alumni who graduated prior to 2015

Account renewal

  • You will receive an email when your account is up for renewal.
  • You will need to contact us via email, or visit any UM Library in person, to renew your access.
  • Annual renewal required.

You can contact any library or email Alumni.Libraries@umanitoba.ca for assistance with getting your free library card.

My library account

Access electronic resources

On campus

Alumni may access all electronic resources while on campus or visiting a UM library.

  • Your 14-Digit Library ID and password will be requested for authentication.

Off campus/remote

A smaller number of electronic resources are available from off-campus, due to license agreements.

  • Check the Alumni Databases A-Z list for databases accessible off-campus or remotely, such as from home.
  • All electronic resources are to be used for research, study and teaching and not for commercial purposes.

Access Alumni databases A-Z

Borrow library materials

Borrowing and item use describes your borrowing privileges and item loan terms

Access materials to discover the many ways to access our collections

Help and tutorials

Contact us

Libraries Administration
25 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada