Alumni Services

Many of the services provided by the UNC Health Sciences Library (HSL) are available to alumni of the UNC-Chapel Hill Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, particularly if you become a member of the Friends of the Health Sciences Library. A gift of any amount entitles you to a one-year membership in Friends of the Health Sciences Library. Your support keeps the HSL thriving for future students who follow in your footsteps and benefits you directly in a variety of ways.

Current Alumni Services Offered

Library Access

Even after graduation, most resources the library purchases or licenses are available free to you for use within the building. Print collection borrowing privileges from all UNC-CH Libraries are available by with a Borrower’s Card. A Borrower’s Card is free if you join the Friends of the Health Sciences Library or you may purchase one for $25 (annual fee) at the User Services desk in the HSL. Of course, alumni can also use the Ask-a-Librarian suite of tools for help finding any information they need.

AHEC Digital Library


The AHEC Digital Library is the NC AHEC Digital Library (ADL) is the digital library for the North Carolina AHEC Program and the NC AHEC libraries located throughout the state. Enrollment in the AHEC Digital Library (ADL) is an optional benefit of Friends membership at the $275 level and above. By choosing ADL as a benefit of membership, $175 of your gift will not be tax deductible. To enroll with a gift at the Practitioner level or above, check the box on the membership gift form. ADL membership does not provide access to UNC online resources. For more information, please email or call 966-0946. Before enrolling in the ADL, review this list of resources to be sure ADL membership will meet your needs.

Request a Copy

Loansome Doc
Articles indexed in PubMed may be ordered and delivered to your desktop. Fees start at $8 for individual and non-profit users. Users must register through the National Library of Medicine and sign a copyright agreement with the Health Sciences Library prior to using this service.

Request a Copy
Articles and chapters from the thousands of books owned by the Health Sciences Library may be ordered and delivered to your desktop. Fees start at $8 for individual and non-profit users.

NC Health Info


NC Health Info is HSL’s consumer health website, an online guide to websites of quality health and medical information for the public. Use NC Health Info to find reliable, easy-to-use information about health insurance, choosing a doctor or health care service, getting a second opinion, electronic health records, and more to help you become a better informed patient and navigate the health care system successfully. NC Health Info also links to evaluated information about health conditions, mental health disorders, drugs and pharmaceuticals, and treatments and procedures. The Providers & Services section has information on how to manage your health condition. Need help? Use our Ask a Librarian service to connect to a health information librarian.

NC Health Info has an established history of meeting the health information needs and interests of English and Spanish speaking North Carolinians and is maintained by librarians statewide who volunteer their time and expertise to select the best information sources for you.

Last modified: 12/09/16
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