Technology strengthens links between alumni and library

By Dale Johnson Posted: May 10, 2017 4:00 p.m.

University Librarian Brett Waytuck says the new Alumni Library Card provides more access to electronic resources.
University Librarian Brett Waytuck says the new Alumni Library Card provides more access to electronic resources. U of R Photography

Members of the 70,000-strong University of Regina Alumni Association will have access to more materials at the Dr. John Archer Library at the U of R.

By purchasing an Alumni Library Card, alumni have been able to visit the John Archer Library and borrow books and other materials, including audio recordings and government publications.

Now the card will also provide access to thousands of electronic journals and databases.  

"The Archer Library is pleased to offer enhanced services and access for alumni," says University Librarian Brett Waytuck. "No matter where they live, work or travel, all of our alumni will now be able to access many valuable on-line resources through the Archer Library."

“Almost half of the University of Regina’s alumni – 43 per cent – identify life-long learning as important to their continued relationship with the University," he adds.

"We’re really pleased to extend the list of benefits the University offers to its nearly 70,000 alumni to include access to the Library’s electronic resources,” says Peggy MacDonald, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement at the U of R.

Alumni can obtain a library card from the Alumni Relations Office, in Room 210, Paskwāw Tower building.

The cost for the Alumni Library Card is $25, which supports student and alumni programming.

It means alumni in other provinces or other countries will have access to materials at the John Archer Library without coming to Regina.