Slogan or Motto: 
Welcome to Novanet - libraries working together to bring the best of their resources and services to the Nova Scotia academic community
Brief Description: 

Novanet is a consortium of academic libraries which cooperate to enhance access to information and knowledge for the benefit of their user communities.

Core Activities

  • Maintaining a library management system.
  • Developing innovative approaches to resource sharing.
  • Facilitating cooperative collections development among member libraries in conjunction with academic programming planning.

Novanet was established in 1988. It consists of eleven post-secondary institutions. It serves over 50,000 full time equivalent post-secondary students. Novanet libraries offer various services to Nova Scotia residents through participation in the Libraries Nova Scotia BARA program.

It is an incorporated company governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the director of libraries of the member institutions.

Principal Consortial Functions: 
Collections sharing
Electronic content licensing
Electronic content loading/presentation
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Storage facilities
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Other Functions: 
Shared ILS
Mailing Address: 
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 402 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 1A2
Generic Phone Number: 
Staff Contacts: 
Bill Slauenwhite Manager, Novanet 902-453-2461 (phone) 902-453-2369 (fax)
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