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Would it be possible for a Ph.D. Eng. postgraduate, once qualified, to maintain regular access to the US digital library?

Would it be possible for a Ph.D. Eng. postgraduate, once qualified, to maintain regular access to the US digital library, especially ScienceDirect, for enquiry and investigative purposes, and if so, at what cost, regular or otherwise?
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2016  |  23 Views
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In order to comply with the academic license conditions of the electronic resources the Library Service subscribes to, only current registered students and staff members of Stellenbosch University are entitled to off-campus access to the library’s electronic resources via  

The Library receive numerous queries from alumni and external users to obtain off-campus access to the University Library's e-resources.  Even though we would like to accommodate these users (especially the alumni) the Library's academic subscription agreements with publishers and aggregators do not allow for this arrangement.  We are aware that external users and alumni are willing to pay for such an arrangement, but such an arrangement would also not form part of our current academic subscription agreements.

Request from Alumni for off-campus access can unfortunately not be received favourably.  

Please note, the Library and Information Service offers special services and privileges to alumni of the Stellenbosch University, e.g.:

Lending privilege:

Library membership, at a special fee and including lending privileges, is restricted to alumni who reside within a 150 km radius from Stellenbosch. For more information visit:

Ask a Librarian:

An online information service, Ask a Librarian, is available to alumni on the Library home page. Follow the procedures as indicated. 

  Open Access databases:

A selection of databases are open access databases and journal articles may be downloaded for free. Open access databases are indicated with the icon  on the e-database list on the library website.

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