Relais Interlibrary Loan System

The Library, as one of the libraries of the Atlantic Scholarly Information Network (ASIN), is using an automated, integrated interlibrary loan system called Relais for its Interlibrary Loan lending and borrowing.

From the Relais web page, all NSCAD registered borrowers (except those with NSCAD-only cards) may now request books, articles, or other material that they cannot find within the Novanet system. Requests may be sent at any time, from any computer with Internet access.

How To Place a Request
The request form (ASIN Document Delivery Patron Login) should be used for requesting items not available at NSCAD or another Novanet library. Once logged in you have the ability to:

  • place new requests for books and articles
  • view the status of your outstanding requests and your complete order history
  • cancel any requests that you have submitted

To access the NSCAD ASIN Request forms, your NSCAD ID needs to be registered with the Circulation Desk of the Library. You can check this by logging on to your Library Account in the Novanet Catalogue. If you can’t log on, please check with the Circulation Desk to either update your account or register as a borrower. The interlibrary loan forms will become available to you IMMEDIATELY AFTER you are registered.

Logging In
To access the form you will need to login:
User Login = your library barcode number (29360...) on your NSCAD ID card.
Password = your Novanet login password.


Your Novanet account must be current and in good standing to login to the form.



Books: No charge
Articles: $5.00 per item
Courier fee for express delivery: $10.00

Receiving Your Interlibrary Loan Materials
You will be notified by email when the item(s) you requested arrive.

All returnable materials (books, microfilm, audio/visual materials) must be picked up at the Interlibrary Loans Desk in the Library Office. Delivery time normally ranges from 3 days to 2 weeks, mainly depending on the proximity of the lending library.

Articles can be delivered electronically to your registered university email address. The default delivery method for article requests is "Email link". This will deliver an email to your account with a link to a .pdf file of the article. Important note:for copyright reasons, the article can only be opened from the link once. However, it can be printed or saved for use at your convenience. The link in the email will be available for opening for 14 days after the email is sent. Articles may also be sent by mail or fax.


Relais Contact Information

If you require an item urgently or have any questions, please contact:
Janice Fralic-Brown,
Interlibrary Loans Technician
(902) 494 8255