NSCAD Library during COVID-19

The global pandemic is preventing the NSCAD community from visiting the university’s campuses, however the library and its support services are still available online to students, faculty and staff.

The NSCAD library continues to offer the vast majority of services it offered prior to the temporary closure of NSCAD’s campuses. The library has full-text collections of journals and magazines available, as well as streamed videos and e-books to assist with studies and research. Librarians and library staff are also ready to answer any questions and provide more in-depth support.

For more information on how NSCAD students, faculty and staff can avail of the library’s online services, click here.


The library offers a number of resources to help you with your research—including access to hundreds of catalogues and databases.


Borrow materials from our circulating collection, request material from other libraries through interlibrary loan or Novanet Express, access research assistance, place reserves, and more.


Browse NSCAD’s impressive collection of exhibition catalogues, rare artist’s books, and private collections. While many of these items do not circulate, you can view them by visiting the library.