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Undergraduate Students Library Services

Why do I need a Mount ID card?

Your Mount ID card is your library card                                                          

With it, you can...                                                                                   

  • Borrow print books and other materials from the Mount Library collection.
  • Log in to your library account with your Barcode and PIN to check your due dates, renew your loans, and check your fines. Your barcode is the 14-digit number located at the bottom of your ID card, and your PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
  • Request books and articles from other libraries if the Mount Library doesn’t have what you’re looking for.
  • Book student group study rooms. You must have a valid student ID card to book student group study rooms, and the card must be presented at the desk to borrow the key


How do I get a Mount ID card?

Mount ID cards are issued by the Mount Library


On Campus

New Students: Your ID will be available 24 hours after you have registered for your current semester (the ID database requires a day to refresh). Please come to the library at least one day after you have registered, and library staff will take your picture and print your new ID card.

Returning Students: Stop by the Library Front Desk any time we’re open, and we’ll provide a new validation sticker for the current academic year. Stickers are usually available by August. 

The replacement cost for a lost card is $10.00, payable by cash, debit, or credit at the Front Desk.

Distance Students

If you live outside of travelling distance to the MSVU campus, please request a Mount Distance ID card via the link below:



An ID card will be sent to you by mail. Please note that Distance ID cards will not have the student's picture and instead use a generic picture of the university campus.

Note: Your Mount Distance ID card can be used to borrow books from all Novanet and most Canadian university libraries.