Distance & StFX Online Students

Searching for Print and Online Sources:

  • Visit the library websitelibrary.stfx.ca
  • Searching for books: Use our Novanet discovery platform or Google Scholar from the Library's main search box. Remember to check our E-Books for content that may be relevant to your research interests.
  • Searching for articles: From the Databases list select your database of choice; e.g. ProQuest
    • If unsure of which database to select go to the list of Subject Guides and select your subject. The subject guide will provide a list of relevant databases to start with.
    • If you don't have your webFX credentials or your password has expired, visit the IT Services website:  or contact them at @email.
  • Create/Update Your Library Account: 
    • Your StFX ID also serves as your library card. This card identifies you as a student at StFX and provides you with borrowing privileges within Nova Scotia in the event that you need to use Document Delivery Services for an item which you cannot directly access. 
    • If you are a distance student who cannot come to StFX to get an official StFX ID, please follow the instructions on how to obtain one from a distance on our Registration page. If you already have your StFX ID card, you can begin the registration process.

Interlibrary Lending:

  • If your selected article is not full-text or you wish to borrow a physical book that is not available in the Novanet catalogue, use the Interlibrary Lending Form to request the item which will be sent to you if it can be located. Please note that delivery times vary depending on the location of the owning library and format chosen.
  • To successfully log in to our Interlibrary Lending Form, you will need to use the 14-digit number at the bottom of your picture id which starts with 2199300 (that number is your library ID barcode), and use your last name as it is spelled on your library account as your password.

CAAL Card:

  • Should you wish to borrow books or other printed resources in-person from university libraries outside Nova Scotia, you will need a CAAL card. Contact @email for more information.

BARA: Borrow Anywhere Return Anywhere:

  • In Nova Scotia, you can borrow or return books from any public, academic or community college library. If you are in NS, please make use of this service as often as you can to locate and return your items in a timely manner.

Research Help

For assistance with your research project, citations, etc.

E-mail: @email
Call: 902-867-2242

Outside of regular Research Help Desk hours, you can also speak with a Librarian through our Live Help Chat Service

More Information On Research Help Services
Contact your Liaison Librarian

Main Service Desk

For general inquiries, issues with your library account

E-mail: @email

Call: 902-867-2228

Interlibrary Loan

For information on the status of your requests, renewals, etc.

E-mail: @email

More information on Interlibrary Lending

IT Services: For assistance with your webFX credentials or any other technology-related issue

E-mail: @email