Distance Students

Registering with the Library

As a Cape Breton University student you must register your Student ID card with the library before you can borrow material and use our services.

Distance students without a CBU ID card may contact Brenda O’Flaherty to obtain a barcode in order to access the Library’s resources and services.

If you do not have a CBU Student ID card, contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.

Off-Campus Sign In

You have access to many online resources that are useful for your assignments and projects from off-campus. Try Academic Search Complete or another e-resource and log into the database using the following credentials:


CBU email login




Birth date, entered as yymmdd



In order to sign in Novanet (Click Guest to find SIGN IN on the top right of the search page), use the instructions below.


Barcode on CBU ID




Last 4 digits of phone number



*If you are unsure of your log in information or forget your password, contact the Circulation Desk at 902-563-1320.

If you have questions regarding library resources (e-books and journal articles) and services, check our Library FAQ and Help page.

Cathy Chisholm
School of Professional Studies Liaison Librarian (Education, Nursing and Public Health)

Office: Library L-120

Phone: 902.563.1993

Jasmine Hoover
Scholarly Resources Librarian / School of Science & Technology Liaison Librarian

Office: Library 118C

Phone: 902-563-1231

Laura Syms
Shannon School of Business & Data Services Liaison Librarian

Office: L-118-A

Phone: 902.563.1994