University Libraries

Discover the award-winning University of Minnesota Libraries, one of the University’s and the state’s greatest intellectual assets. Alumni Association members receive access to two University Libraries databases and a discount on Friends of the Libraries membership with borrowing privileges.



Friends of the Libraries Membership Discount with Borrowing Privileges

Present your Alumni Association card to receive a $40 savings on Friends of the Libraries membership plus access to check-out books from any University Libraries location. Download a Friends application.


Online Library Access

Alumni Association members have access to two University Libraries databases, with thousands of academic journals, trade publications, company profiles, market research reports and more.

Library access is available 4-6 business days after you join the Alumni Association. 


Connect to the Academic Search or Business Source Alumni Edition database.

  • If you have an active U of M e-mail address, sign in using the above links with your e-mail account log-in.
  • If you do not have a U of M e-mail address, contact the U of M HelpLine at 612-301-4357. Identify yourself as an Alumni Association member trying to access the alumni libraries databases. Then use the above link to access the databases.


To view a list of available publications* in each database, click on the links below:


Academic Search Alumni Edition

Journal & Magazine Titles

Other Sources


Business Source Alumni Edition

Journal & Magazine Titles(pdf)

Other Sources


*Access to journals, magazines, and other sources subject to change without notice.
Please Note: Alumni Association members may make use of these licensed resources solely for their own personal research and educational use. Such access should not act as a substitute for a user's business or employer obtaining access to the licensed resources. Misuse of the materials violates University policy. Furthermore, systematic downloading of large numbers of articles or other misuse of these materials violates the terms of the University Libraries' license agreement, and could result in termination of the license and loss of the use of this material by the entire University of Minnesota community, in addition to any penalties imposed by the licensor. We appreciate your sensitivity and adherence to these terms.



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