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Library Services for Online Learning Students

Welcome to NSCC Library Services! We have a wealth of library services and resources to support you in your educational journey with NSCC.

Library Website

Visit our Library website and search our catalogue and databases, as well as explore resources in your program area through our subject guides. Our website also provides assistance on how to develop a bibliography, write a research paper search a database... and much more.

Ask a Question

Ask a Question or Search for Information! Our NEW Library FAQ's cover a wide variety topics. If you can't find the information you are looking for, use the Submit a Question form and receive an answer by email.

Library Catalogue

Use our Library catalogue to locate books, music and videos. It searches our library holdings, as well as other libraries in Canada and worldwide.

Library Databases

Search our online databases to locate articles and/or journals/magazines relevant to your program area. Many of our databases will ask you to enter your NSCC student ID (your W number), and password. Others can be freely accessed. Review our off campus access information before searching our database collection. For information on accessing Mobile Sites and Apps for several of our databsaes, see the Library Mobile Apps guide.


NSCC Libraries have E-books! Choose from an extensive selection in a variety of subject areas. They are available from a web-based platform so no readers or hardware is required. They can be searched in conjunction with some of our databases or stand alone, as well as downloaded to your portable device. To learn more about our e-book collection or assistance with the downloadability function, visit our E-book Subject Guide.

Streaming Video

NSCC Libraries has FOUR streaming video collections. All films can be shown in the classroom and can be viewed off-campus. Films on Demand provides access to thousands of videos in numerous subject areas including Humanities & Social Sciences, Health & Medicine, Technical Education, Science & Mathematics and Business & Economics. National Film Board of Canada provides over 2000 streamed titles with exclusive access to an additional 500 titles from their CAMPUS collection. This collection is extremely relevant for learning programs in Applied Arts, Access and Business. CBC Curio is a video platform from CBC designed to provide advertisement free access to high quality educational content. And Montie SafetyCare is a video library of Workplace Health & Safety and Skills Training videos.To learn more about our streaming video collections, visit our Streaming Video Subject Guide.

Live Help

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From September to June, you can use the Novanet Live Help service. Live Help is an online chat-based reference service provided by Novanet libraries. It is designed to respond to brief questions that can be answered quickly and effectively using online resources.

Subject Guides

Whether you are just beginning research on a topic or are looking for specialized resources, browse NSCC's Subject Guides to assist you with your information needs.

Borrowing Services

If you live in Nova Scotia, you are encouraged to visit one of our 13 campus libraries across the province and register for library services. You will then be able to freely borrow materials from any Novanet library, either in person or through their document delivery service, Novanet Express. The library staff at your closest campus is also a very valuable resource.

If you live outside of Nova Scotia, register for library services at your nearest public or academic library. They will be able to provide materials to you, either through their own collections or interlibrary loan services.

Contact Us

For more information on any of these electronic resources and services, please contact Leigh Gagnier, Electronic Services Librarian. Or you can contact the library staff at the campus located closest to where you live or visit one of our 13 campus libraries.


Updated September 2018