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NSCAD Library: Off Campus Access

The NSCAD Library is Atlantic Canada’s largest library dedicated to fine arts, craft, and design. It houses an extensive collection of print and media resources, online databases, and special collections to support learning in all subjects taught at NSCAD

Accessing Library Resources Off Campus or Through a Mobile Device

As a NSCAD student, faculty, or staff member you have access to full-text journals, indexes, ebooks, streaming videos, and image materials that are available to you from anywhere and licensed by the library for your educational use.  If you are looking to access licensed digital materials through your personal computer or mobile device there are a few different avenues for access including NSCAD's Databases A-Z Page, the Novanet Library Catalogue, or the Journals A-Z Index 

When clicking into NSCAD's licensed library materials you will be prompted to authenticate as a NSCAD user through the proxy server login page (pictured below).

To authenticate and access digital content you will need to have ready your NSCAD username and password (Same combination as NSCAD Self Service). 



What if I Forgot My Password?

If you have forgotten your NSCAD password, use the NSCAD Password Manager to reset your password. 


Image of NSCAD University Password Manager

Having Trouble Logging Into Licensed Library Resources?

If you are having trouble logging into resources from NSCAD's databases please check the following:

1. That you are using your NSCAD username and password to login (same as your NSCAD self-serv account)

2. That your chosen browser is updated

3. If you continue to have issues try clearing your browser cache and cookies, restart your browser, and then try the resource again

4.  If you continue to have issues logging in after checking all of the above, please contact Lelland Reed, Collections and Systems Librarian at


If you have issues accessing digital material off campus after reading this guide, or if you have any questions please contact:

Lelland Reed

Collections and Systems Librarian

Rebecca Young

Director of Library Services