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Undergraduate Students Library Services

My Library Account

Your Novanet Library account allows you to:

•    View and renew current loans (excluding InterLibrary Loan (ILL) items; see Document Delivery for details)
•    Check the status of books you have requested through the Novanet Hold option
•    Check your fines
•    Update your personal settings


Signing in while searching Novanet also allows you to use online library services:

•    Place Holds on items in the Novanet system
•    Save books, articles, and other items to your e-shelf
•    Tag and review items
•    Set alerts, save search results, and view search history.


How do I sign in?

To sign in to your Library account:

Click the Login/Renew my Novanet Library Loans link located beneath the Novanet Discovery search field on the main MSVU Library page 


Click the Sign In link located in the top right-hand corner of the Novanet Search results page.




You will be asked for your 14 digit barcode (located at the bottom of your Mount ID, and starting with 2935900) and your 4-digit PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number). You will know you have signed in successfully when your name appears in the upper right corner of the screen. 












Please make sure to sign out when you have finished your session to ensure your library account, personal settings, search history, etc. cannot be accessed by others, especially when using a public computer.

If you are unable to sign in to your Novanet Library account, please come to the Library Front Desk, contact us at 902-457-6250, or email


Why should I sign out?

Signing out ensures yor library account, personal settings, search history, and e-Shelf contents cannot be viewed by others. Signing out is most important when using a public computer; however it is a good practice to sign out no matter where or how you are accessing Novanet.

How to view and renew your library loans

Once you've logged in to your Novanet Account, as shown above, you can view and/or renew any materials you've borrowed from a Novanet Library (including the Mount). 

Logging in to your account with bring you to your Overview. Directly beneath the menu tabs, you'll see a quick 'Renew All' button, which will renew any loans you may have that are eligible for renewal.