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A guide for King's Journalism students.

Borrow Anywhere Return Anywhere

The Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere (BARA) program allows you to borrow items from and return items to any public, university, or community college library in Nova Scotia.

All Nova Scotia public libraries are accessible with your King’s student ID.

• Borrow Anywhere: Set up your student ID card at the King’s Library and use it as your library card. At public libraries, register for a library card.

• Return Anywhere: Books belonging to any library in Nova Scotia (university, community college, or public) can be returned at any other library in Nova Scotia.

• Exceptions: Audiovisual materials: some libraries request that DVDs, CDs, and other audiovisual materials be returned only to the library that owns them, which should be indicated on the DVD or CD case. If in doubt, call the circulation desk of the library that owns the material.

Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere is an initiative of Libraries, Archives and Museums Nova Scotia (LAMNS).

Resources for Distance Students

Off-campus access to E-Resources

Current students have remote access to all databases, e-journals, and e-resources via the proxy server. The most seamless access point is via the Library's online catalogue, which establishes your institutional affiliation. When asked for credentials, log in with your NetID and password.


Technical assistance to access E-Resources

If you require technical assistance to access e-resources:

Student support for Brightspace is also provided by Dalhousie’s IT Help Desk.


CAUL Borrowing Card

The Council of Atlantic University Libraries Borrowing Card gives the card holder in-person borrowing privileges at CAUL/CBUA libraries, and many university libraries across Canada. Borrowers' privileges are similar to their home institution's. Find a current list of libraries available to CAUL card holders and more information on the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement website.



Eduroam (education roaming) is a wireless service that allows students, staff, and faculty to use their own home institution’s wireless credentials to access wireless network services when visiting any other eduroam affiliated institution without having to set up a guest account. The best practice is to configure eduroam on your device while you are on campus.

If you experience issues while attempting to access wireless service at another institution through the eduroam setup on your device, you need to contact Dalhousie's help desk for assistance. Support services at other eduroam affiliated sites you may visit are not required under the eduroam agreement to provide major support - this is the sole responsibility of the home institution.


Interlibrary Loan

In addition to borrowing privileges at select university libraries through their CAUL card, King's distance students also have access to books and articles via King's Interlibrary Loan. Books that are borrowed from libraries within Canada can be mailed to King's distance students at their home addresses, and photocopy requests that conform to the fair dealing provision of the Copyright Act can be delivered as .pdf links to students' email addresses.


Live Help

Chat with a Novanet Librarian, no matter where you are. The Live Help chat service provides Novanet students and faculty with one-on-one reference and research assistance remotely via instant messaging chat. Use the Live Help chat box located below or on the Library's website.

Students are also always welcome to call the King's Library with questions at 902-422-1271 ext. 171, or to email us at