Borrow & Return

Your Acadia ID card is also your library card and needs to be produced when borrowing items.

Every book in the library has a unique call number. A call number is the address of the book on the shelf in the library.

You may notice that some of the books in our catalog are held at different locations. You can place a hold on those items, and they will be delivered to Acadia for you to pick up. This is known as a Novanet Express item.

Should you find an item in a database or at another online source, you can request the item by completing an Interlibrary Loan form.

My Account

To check your library account, you will need to sign in to Novanet. If you've already changed your library password, great! You can sign in now to check your account.

If you have not yet changed your library password (that you used for our old catalogue system) you will need to do so.

Change Your Library Password

To set or change your library password, go to Acadia Central. Log in with your Acadia username and password then follow the instructions to "Change Library Password".

Use the barcode found on the back of your Acadia ID card and the new password you just created to sign in to Novanet. (Please Note: This same barcode and password combination is used to request an Interlibrary Loan.)

Renew Loans

To renew your loans, click on "My Library Account" at the top of any library web page. All of your account information will appear and you can renew items from this screen.


Is the book you need currently checked out? You can place a hold on it and we will recall it for you once the current borrower has had the use of the book for two weeks. As soon as the book has been returned to the library, we will hold it for up to one week at the Access Services desk and e-mail you to let you know it's there.

Staff members at the Access Desk can help you place a hold if you are having difficulties.