Get a Stfx Library Card

Your StFX ID is your Library Card. All students, staff and faculty must have the barcode number (21993...) from their ID card, also referred to as your Novanet number, before using our services. Library accounts for students expire every September 30th and will be automatically renewed at the start of each academic year they are enrolled to ensure continued access to all library services.

Get a StFX ID Card (Students, Staff & Faculty only)


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 @email. 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 (All borrowers)


All students should have an active library account, so registration and renewals are no longer required as long as you are enrolled at StFX. If your personal information changes, such as your name, phone, e-mail, etc, please contact the registrar's office to update your information and the changes will be reflected on your library account by the next day. 

Faculty & Staff:

Faculty/Staff Application

Community Borrowers:

Community Borrowers are members of the public not affiliated with StFX, who are over the age of 18, and a legal resident of Nova Scotia. Community Borrowers are not eligible to receive an official StFX ID card, but they can apply for a free library account at the link below. A Community Borrower library card will be issued upon verification of residency and age. 

Community Borrower Application