Use the Library

Services for Students

You can do so much at the Library: borrow and return items, find items placed on course reserve, access our Subject Guides and Special Collections, as well as place an order for interlibrary loan.

Services for Faculty

Find information on how to place items on Reserve, learn about Copyright, borrow and return items for faculty, place an order for interlibrary loan, and access the Subject Guides and Special Collections.

Services for Public

Get a Library card and gain access to our Special Colections, interlibrary loans, newspapers on microfilm and more.

Distance Students

Find information on how to obtain a CBU ID card and become registered in the Library to use our online resources.

Quiet Zone

1st Floor: No Shush Zone – For group and social conversations.
2nd Floor: Quiet Zone – For quiet study only.

Book a Group Room

There are 7 study rooms for groups of 3-8 students. You can book a study room to collaborate on projects and assignments for 2-hour periods. One booking is allowed per person each day.

Study Rooms for individuals are also available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Keys are available at the Circulation Desk.

Library Use & Conduct Policies

CBU Library strives to offer its community a comfortable and welcoming environment that supports study, scholarship, and research. To achieve these goals, we ask all who use our services and resources to follow our Library Use and Conduct Policies.


Students, faculty and staff of Cape Breton University are expected to follow and adhere to copyright guidelines.

Academic Integrity Guide for Students

Library Hours (Fall Term)
September 11 - December 4, 2017

Monday - Thursday    8:00am - 12:00am
• Circulation Services 8:00am to 10:00pm
• Reference Desk Services 9:00am to 4:00pm

Friday        8:00am - 12:00am
• Circulation Services 8:00am to 9:00pm
• Reference Desk Services 11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday & Sunday  9:00am - 12:00am
• Circulation Services 9:00am to 9:00pm

Mon. Oct. 9   Closed Thanksgiving Day
Sat. Nov. 11    OPEN 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Mon. Nov. 13 OPEN 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Circulation Desk

Phone: 902-563-1320

Research Assistance Desk

Phone: 902-563-1387