Library Cards

Students, Faculty & Staff

Your DalCard is your library card. Your DalCard lets you borrow from any library in the Novanet consortium.

Register Your DalCard as Your Library Card

To borrow materials, you must register your DalCard as your library card. You can:

  • Register your Dal ID in person at any service point or circulation desk, or  
  • Register it online using this form.

Distance students, faculty and staff can register for a Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAAL) card, which allows you to borrow from university libraries across Canada.

Renewal and Change of Address

You are responsible for renewing your library registration yearly and for updating your address. Renew your library registration and/or update your address online or at the library service point/circulation desk.

Suspension of borrowing privileges

If you owe fines of over $20, you will not be allowed to borrow until you have cleared your fines.

Community Borrowers & Alumni

Any Nova Scotia or New Brunswick resident aged 18 or older may use their current library card from their university library, public library, or community college library to borrow materials from the Dalhousie Libraries.

Dalhousie Alumni may borrow from Dalhousie Libraries using a community borrower card. Anyone with a valid Dalhousie library card may borrow from a Novanet related university.

Read about how to get a Dalhousie community borrower card.

University Affiliates and Reciprocal Agreements

Faculty and students from any Novanet-related university may borrow from Dalhousie libraries using a valid university ID card. Anyone with a valid Dalhousie library card may borrow from a Novanet related university.

If you have one of the following valid ID cards, you can register it to borrow from Dalhousie:

As well, Dalhousie students, faculty and staff can utilize these reciprocal agreements to do research at other university libraries across North America.