I've recently found a place in industry and left academia after working there for more than 12 years.
I benefitted while in academia the free online access to online journals and research publications provided through my University's library. Now I have the only affiliation with my university as alumni and that's it.
What I am terribly missing now is that university's library online resources that are absent in my current industry job.
I checked with my university's library whether they provide any kind of paid/unpaid access to alumni, and they answered in 'No' due to the publishers requirements. My current industrial employer does not have membership of many of the top publishing platforms for instance IEEE, Nature etc. (paid memberships).
So, I tried to look around and checked with various public libraries, but they do not have the memberships of the publishers in which I have an interest in.
My question to you folks is: what you might suggest in these circumstances of mine that I get access to online paid research work? (Taking individual IEEE membership might be an option, but that is way expensive and still it would be providing me an access solely to this specific publisher. I can not buy individual memberships of many of the publishers). I am willing to pay though for membership of any library if they provide me wide access to paid online work. (I am U.S. based, BTW)
Any leads or workarounds would be quite beneficial for me.
Thank you in advance.