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Library Policies

Cape Breton University (CBU) Library’s Contactless Curbside Pick-up Program and Mail Service provides access to our physical general collection to current faculty, staff and students. Our goal is to ensure those who need information resources for teaching, study, and research are able, in a modified way, to access the resources (books, periodicals, DVDs) of the CBU Library.

This program is subject to change dependent on Nova Scotia COVID-19 health restriction updates.

Please Note:
  • Curbside pickup will not be available for reserve items such as textbooks, calculators, etc.
  • A recall can be requested on a book that is borrowed on a term loan by a faculty/staff member or student, as long as the book has passed the twenty-first day of the loan period. The Library reserves the right to recall a book at any time during its loan period. A recalled item is due 10 days after notification is sent of the recall.
  • Curbside pickup is available for CBU items, Novanet Express items, and Interlibrary Loan items.
  • CBU Library items requested via Curbside pickup may be picked up at CBU Library rear entrance or mailed to any location within Canada.

How to request:

1. Complete the form.

2. You will receive an email to confirm a pick-up time, location, and other instructions.

  • Pick-up times are Monday through Friday, between 9-4 pm and Saturday 12-5pm.
  • We will be using the Library Staff Entrance (map in email)
  • A sign on the door will indicate the phone number to call upon arrival for pickup.
  • Please show your MyCBUcard (ID card) through the glass window of the door, then step back behind the painted line while library staff place your item(s) in the bin outside the door. If you have not been issued a MyCBUcard, you must show an official photo identification card (ie. license or passport).
  • Once staff are back inside the library, please remove your items from the bin.
  • To return items, use the library drop-off inside CBU at the Campus Center entrance. You will not need to sign in at the security desk to drop off Library items.