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Library Cards

Dalhousie students, faculty, and staff

Your university I.D. (e.g. your DalCard) is your library card. Your Dalcard lets you borrow from any library in the Novanet Consortium.

Register your DalCard

Renewal and change of address

  • You are responsible for renewing your library registration each year, and for informing your home library of address changes.
  • Renew online or at the library service point/circulation desk.

Special loans policies

For Graduate students and faculty: Please ask at a library service point/circulation desk for more information.

Suspension of borrowing privileges

If you owe fines of over $10, you will not be allowed to borrow until you have cleared your fines.

Off-campus borrowers

Any Nova Scotia resident aged 18 or older may use their current library card from any university library, public library, bookmobile, or community college library from across the province to borrow materials from Dalhousie libraries.

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.

You may also borrow from Dalhousie using one of the following valid ID cards:

Dalhousie students, faculty and staff can read more on these pages about how these reciprocal agreement can help them do research at other university libraries across North America.