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Distance Students

Guide for familiarizing distance students to the library and access.

Distance Students: Registering with the Library

As a Cape Breton University student you can access online resources using your email and email password, by using the 'off campus sign in' link below. Students must be registered with the library in order to check out books, place holds, or place an Interlibrary loan. You should receive login information for 'my account' after filling out the library registration form, and receiving an email confirming your barcode and login. Distance students who did not receive a card may contact Elaine Cuff to obtain one.

Accessing Library Materials

Off-Campus Sign In

If you would like to use the library's electronic databases and resources, login here by using your email and email password. You do not need a library barcode.


CBU email login



Birth date, entered as yymmdd



Catalogue (Novanet) sign in

In order to sign in Novanet (Click SIGN IN on the top right of the search page), use the instructions below. This allows you to check out books, place holds, renew books and place interlibrary loans.


Barcode on CBU ID




Last 4 digits of phone number



*If you are unsure of your log in information or forget your password, contact the Circulation Desk at 902-563-1320.


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