Library Cards

Why do I need a library card?

Your library card will allow you to:

  • Borrow books and CDs
  • Borrow readings from Course Reserves
  • Borrow materials from other libraries
  • Request items through Document Delivery
  • Reserve study rooms

Who can get a library card?

All currently registered students, faculty, and staff at St. Francis Xavier University, including retired faculty and staff can use their StFX ID as their library card. 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 and a special card will be issued upon confirmation.

What other information do I need to register my library card?

  • Permanent home address
  • Permanent home phone number
  • Local phone number
  • StFX Email address
  • Permanent Email address
  • Community Borrowers: 2 official pieces of ID ( i.e. NS Driver's License, NS Health Card)

When will my card expire?


  • Student library cards expire every year on September 30th.
  • Please update your library card at the Access Services Desk at the beginning of September to maintain your borrowing privileges.
  • If you get a new student ID, inform library staff as soon as possible so we can update your account.

Community Borrowers:

  • Library accounts expire five (5) years from the date they are issued.
  • Please visit the Access Services Desk to update your account.

What if I lose my library card?


  • Request a new student ID from StFX Security.
  • Contact the library as soon as you have your new ID to update your barcode and personal information.

Community Borrowers:

  • Visit the Access Services desk to have a new card issued and your account updated.

Apply for a Library Account