Who Can Borrow

AST staff, students and alumni, staff and students from other Novanet Institutions, and residents of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick (over the age of 19).

Library Cards

AST staff and students can present their ID card for validation at the Library. AST students, faculty, and staff can borrow items from any Novanet Library. This includes academic libraries in Nova Scotia and Mount Alison University in New Brunswick.

  • A replacement card costs $15.00
  • If you are an AST distance student, please contact astcirc@astheology.ns.ca or call 902-423-7986 to receive a student ID

Returning Books

Books from AST library can be returned to any Novanet library, or public library in Nova Scotia.

Books from other Nova Scotia library systems (Other academic or public libraries) can be returned to AST through the Borrow Anywhere Return Anywhere (BARA) program. Participating BARA libraries - BARA Libraries.

Renewing Library materials

Books will be automatically renewed for a maximum of 12 weeks

CAAL Borrower's Card

The Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries (CAAL) borrower's card allows registered AST students, faculty and staff to borrow items when visiting Canadian university libraries. This is a free card. AST students, faculty, and staff can get their CAAL card from the AST Library. If you belong to another university, you must get your CAAL card from your university library.