After two years of residence, students count as University alumni and can receive library privileges even when out of residence.
Widener Library defines alumni as those who have finished two terms of work at any of the constituent schools or faculties. Alumni are eligible for a Widener Stacks Access Card without fee, which will permit them to borrow six Widener Library books without payment per year (even if only paying an active file fee).
The Special Borrower Card, for an annual cost of $200 and a summer fee is $75, provides alumni with stack access and borrowing privileges at most Harvard libraries.
Applications for either card should be made in person at the Library Privileges Office, Widener Library, Room 130 (phone: 617-495-4166).