Answered By: Reference and Research Desk
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2014     Views: 52

Adult Nova Scotians (19 years of age and older) can borrow from any university or public library in our province. All public library users are given Off-Campus Borrower (OCB) privileges at Novanet (university) libraries.

What you will need:

  • a photo ID and evidence of a current Nova Scotia address.  A Nova Scotia drivers license or Nova Scotia identity card is an example, or a combination of documents, such as a picture ID card and a current telephone or power bill with an address.
  • to be 19 years of age or older
  • your public library card from any Nova Scotia regional Library.  If you do not have one, a Novanet OCB card will be issued
  • clear previous debts with Novanet institutions, including those incurred as a student

What you can do:

  • use electronic databases through public access terminals
  • sign out books and most print academic journals
  • use the Novanet Express service
  • return materials borrowed from any library

Under provincial privacy legislation, public libraries cannot reveal information about their clients to other libraries. Any patron account created in Novanet is independent of the account created at the public library; it just has the same barcode.

For more information, visit our community users guide