Library Services for Alumni

Alumni Library Card

AST alumni can receive an alumni library card, which grants Novanet borrowing privileges, at no charge. The card must be renewed annually. Please contact Brad Murray to register for a card. (902) 423-0111.

BARA- Borrow Anywhere Return Anywhere

Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere (BARA) is a Libraries Nova Scotia initiative that provides Nova Scotia residents with the opportunity to borrow from over a hundred libraries across the province, including public, community college and university libraries. As an AST Alumni library card holder we invite you to take advantage of these added library services:

You can return AST Library materials to any participating college, university, or public library in Nova Scotia. For a complete list of participating libraries, please visit the Libraries Nova Scotia website:

You may also return library materials from public libraries and/or other university or college libraries in Nova Scotia to the AST Library.

Interlibrary Loan

Your alumni library card does not grant you interlibrary loan privileges but you can request books from the AST Library, and participating Novanet Libraries, at your local public library with a valid public library card. Please contact your local library for details.

Open Access Journals

Open access (OA) is the free, online availability of scholarly journal articles, including peer-reviewed materials, and primarily in reference to those which authors publish without expectation of payment.

For more information about available open access resources, please visit the Open Access subject guide on the library website.


Contact Information

If you have questions about library services for Alumni, please contact the library at (902) 423-7986

Visit the AST Library pages for a complete list of our services and resources for students, staff, faculty, and alumni.