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NSCAD Library: Interlibrary Loan

The NSCAD University Library manages the largest dedicated collection of visual arts, craft and design materials in Atlantic Canada.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR THE PERIOD OF JULY 26 - AUGUST 3, THE LIBRARY WILL BE UNABLE TO SUPPLY INTERLIBRARY LOAN ITEMS AND NOVANET EXPRESS MAY BE DELAYED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. 

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows libraries to share their collections with other libraries. Once you have registered with the NSCAD Library, you can borrow items from other libraries using your NSCAD account. This page is a quick guide to Interlibrary Loan at the NSCAD Library. For more information, check out the NSCAD Interlibrary Loan Guide!

The NSCAD Library is a partner in an interlibrary loan group called CAAL-CBPA (Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques postsecondaires de l'Atlantique Document Delivery Group). As a partner in Novanet, we also participate in a free document delivery service among Novanet libraries called Novanet Express. 

We use a system called Relais to manage the delivery of materials from one library to another. This system allows us to order books, articles and other media from libraries in the Atlantic region, across Canada, and around the world. In turn, we loan our circulating materials to patrons of libraries outside the Novanet system. To request an item using Relais, use this form

Using Interlibrary Loan

Are you a NSCAD student, graduate, staff or faculty member searching the Primo Discovery Catalogue and not finding what you need?
Use this form to order items from libraries outside the Novanet system.

User Login = 14 digit barcode number (eg 29360… ) on the NSCAD ID card or Off-Campus borrowers card
Password = Your last name as shown when you log into your library account.


If your login is not successful or for any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Document Delivery Staff via email at dphillips@nscad.ca. Check the Interlibrary Loan Guide if you have questions or are having problems using the form.

Requesting Items in the Primo Discovery Catalogue

Open the Primo Discovery Catalogue and log in using the following instructions:

1. NSCAD students, faculty or staff:

a. Click on sign-in;

b. Click on NSCAD students and staff; and

c. enter your NSCAD email and email password if you are a student, staff or faculty at NSCAD;

d. you may not need to enter your email and password for subsequent sign-ins if you keep using the bookmark (and keep the bookmark up to date).

 

2. Other users, such as community borrowers:

a. log in by clicking on Other Users, and

b. use your barcode or email address plus the password you’ve set up.

c. If you haven’t yet set up your password, when you first try to log in, click on the Forgot Your Password” message to create a password.

d. If it doesn’t work, or the procedure isn’t clear, please contact the library where you registered to get help setting up your password.

 

Once you’re logged in, you can search the full catalogue and request items to be picked up at your home library, or the library of your choice.

Placing Local Requests (items owned by your home library) in the Primo Discovery catalogue:

1. Search and locate the item record in Primo.

2. Click on the Available at NSCAD line.

3. Under the Get It section, click Request.

4. Select the Pickup Institution and Pickup Location from the drop-down menus.

5. Add an optional Comment or "Not Needed After" date if needed.

6. Click the Send Request button.

7. To choose a pickup location different from your home library, first change the “Pickup Institution” to the desired location, then the “Pickup Location” to the specific library within that institution (could be the same name).

 

Placing Resource Sharing Requests for items held by other Novanet libraries:

To search outside your local institution, make sure you are searching “Everything” on the drop-down search menu on the right of the search bar.

1. Search and locate the item record in Primo.

2. Click on Check Available Services to see the libraries that hold this item.

3. If you haven’t already, log in to your account.

4. Under the How to Get It section, click Resource Sharing.

5. The Resource Sharing Request form will be displayed.

6. Select the Pickup Institution and Pickup Location from the drop-down menus.

7. Add an optional Comment if needed.

8. Click the Send Request button.

9. To choose a pickup location different from your home library, first change the “Pickup Institution” to the desired location, then the “Pickup Location” to the specific library within that institution (could be the same name).

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Detta Morrison-Phillips
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NSCAD University Library
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