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Emergency Management

Library Distance Education Services

Elaine Cuff

Elaine Cuff

Library Technician
Distance Education, Reserves & Copyright


Request Library Cards

Available to students and faculty residing in Canada. The card(s) you request will be delivered by Canada Post.

1. Cape Breton University Library Card displays your confidential Novanet barcode, student ID number, and expiry date.  This card gives you borrowing privileges at all Novanet libraries (universities located in Nova Scotia, the N.S. Community Colleges, and Mount Allison University.)

2. CAUL/CBUA Card allows you to borrow from member Canadian post-secondary institutions' libraries. 

1. When visiting a university library, you'll be asked to show an official photo ID (ex. driver's license) along with your CAUL card.
2. Access to libraries and services may be limited due to the Covid pandemic.

Accessing Electronic Resources - databases, e-books, e-journals

(Off-campus access to proprietary library resources )

Username: CBU e-mail address
Password: birthdate entered as yymmdd

Example: CBU email address is and birthdate is May 2, 1989:
Initial Password: 890502

Use your Cape Breton University email address and password.
Password: ******