Services for Students


Borrowing Materials

CBU students are welcome to borrow from the Library. Your myCBUcard is your library card. You must register your ID card with the library at the beginning of each academic year to access our services (Visit Registering with the Library). Books have a general loan period of 3 weeks. Fines for late returns are at a rate of 25¢ per day, per item.

Note: Borrowing policies vary for Reserves and Special & Donated Collections items.

My Library Sign In (Novanet)

To search for books, articles, and other items in our online catalogue, you sign in to Novanet (Find Sign in on the top right):

Username: Barcode on CBU ID Example: 29377005963214
Password: Last 4 digits of phone number Example: 1234

For online resources, check Off-Campus Access.

Off-Campus Access Sign In

CBU Students can access the Library electronic resources from a remote location by logging in via the proxy server with the following information:

Username: CBU Webmail login Example:
Password: Birth date, entered as yymmdd Example: 920502

If you have any questions or problems regarding Off-Campus Access, contact our circulation desk (902-536-1320).

Course Reserves

Course reserves are materials set aside by instructors for their students.
Search for items by your instructor’s name, course number, book title, and more. When you find an item, write down the call number (e.g., H 62 R737 2005 or PROF A-5) and bring it to the Circulation Desk.

Subject Guides

Find resources and tips that are useful for course assignments.

CBU Special & Donated Collections

The CBU Library holds regional and local important documents and materials that have been developed by CBU alumni and community members. Enjoy exploring our unique collections.

Interlibrary Loan

Books and other materials may be requested from outside libraries. Items from other Nova Scotia university libraries may be requested through “Novanet Express”, from other libraries through “Document Delivery”. Please visit Interlibrary Loans to learn more.

Reference Services

The Research Assistance Desk offers library help, user education programs and online searching assistance for the library’s patrons.
During the regular school year, a librarian or library technician is available at the Research Assistance Desk during regular hours. Also check our Library FAQ and Help page.

Circulation Desk

Phone: 902-563-1320

Research Assistance Desk

Phone: 902-563-1387

Patrick Hanratty
Library Technician – Distance Education, Reserves & Copyright

Office: Library

Phone: 902-563-1320

Mary Campbell
Library Technician, Document Delivery

Office: Library

Phone: 902.563.1995