How do I get a library card?
Your student ID, or faculty/staff ID is your library card (not exactly as shown).
How can I activate my Library Card?
Why do I need a library card?
Your library card will allow you to:
- Borrow books and CDs
- Borrow readings from Course Reserves
- Access electronic resources like article databases from off-campus
- Borrow materials from other libraries
- Request items through Document Delivery
- Reserve study rooms
Who can get a library card?
All currently registered students, faculty, and staff at St. Francis Xavier University are eligible to receive a library card. This includes retired faculty and staff.
Members of the public, eighteen years of age or older, can also register for a free library card.
What do I need to register my library card?
- Student ID card (this will function as your library card)
- Permanent home address
- Permanent home phone number
- Local phone number
- StFX Email address
- Permanent Email address
- For the public: 2 official pieces of ID ( i.e. NS Driver's License, NS Health Card)
When will my card expire?
- Student library cards expire every year on September 30th.
- Please update your library card at the Circulation Desk at the beginning of September to maintain your borrowing privileges.
- If you get a new student ID, inform library staff as soon as possible. They will update your account.
- Library accounts expire one year from the date they are issued.
- Please visit the Circulation Desk to update your account.
What do I do if I lose my library card?
- You will have to request a new student ID from StFX Security.
- Contact the library as soon as you have your new ID.
- Your barcode will have to be updated in our records and we will confirm that your address and personal information is current.
- Contact the library immediately
- A new card will be issued and our records updated to reflect your new barcode.