Library Cards

Why do I need a library card?

Your library card will allow you to:

  • Borrow books and CDs
  • Borrow readings from Course Reserves
  • 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.

Get a StFX ID Card

Image of StFX student ID card

Your student ID, or faculty/staff ID is your library card (not exactly as shown).

In-Person:

Visit the StFX Safety & Security Services office. 

From a Distance:

Graduate or undergraduate distance students not able to obtain an ID card in person can e-mail StFX Safety & Security Services at security@stfx.ca. Please include:

  • A high quality picture to be used on your ID card
  • A scan of government issued photo ID
  • Your StFX Student ID number
  • Your current mailing address
  • A request to have them e-mail you your Novanet number (barcode) right away 

Activate Your Library Account

Once you have your Novanet number (barcode), we prefer you submit the appropriate online registration form from the options below to activate your account.  In special circumstances, you can also register your account in-person at the Access Services Desk.

Undergraduate Students @ StFX

Graduate or Distance Undergraduate Students

Faculty/Staff

*Members of the general public wishing to register as an Off-Campus Borrower (OCB) must do so in-person at the Access Services desk.  Please remember to bring 2 pieces of government issue ID, with at least one that includes a picture.

What other information do I need to register my 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?

Students:

  • Student library cards expire every year on September 30th.
  • Please update your library card at the Access Services 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 so we can update your account.

Public:

  • Library accounts expire five (5) years from the date they are issued.
  • Please visit the Access Services Desk to update your account.

What if I lose my library card?

Students:

  • Request a new student ID from StFX Security.
  • Contact the library as soon as you have your new ID to update your barcode and personal information.

Public:

  • Visit the Access Services desk to have a new card issued and your account updated.
 

Library News

Fri, September, 4, 2020

Please read the following message from our University Library regarding the reopening of the library on Tuesday, September 8th:

Fri, October, 11, 2019

Since the hack of the University’s systems and subsequent shutdown of our local servers in November of 2018, library staff have been working to restore access to our digital collections (yearbooks, StFX... Read more

Wed, June, 19, 2019

We are happy to announce that access to Gaelstream has been partially restored on a new host (https://stfx.cairnrepo.org/islandora/object/... Read more