**Your DalCard is also your Library Card**
The 14-digit number at the bottom of your DalCard is your unique Library ID number. Your Banner number (your university ID number) is located in the top-right corner of your DalCard, and starts with a 'B'
If ever you want to 'sign-in' to your Library Account, the login is your Dalhousie Net ID and password -- the same as your email username and password.
You do not have to be in one of the Dal Libraries to use electronic resources like e-books, e-journals, and
You can access e-resources from your residence room, office, or anywhere on the Dal campus, just as if you were in one of the Libraries.
If you are at home -- off campus -- you need to add in 1 more step:
This is what the pop-up box will look like -- it is there to ensure that only registered Dalhousie students, staff, and faculty can access Dalhousie Libraries' e-resources:
You can access electronic Library material (like ebooks and e-articles) from off-campus by logging into the Off-Campus Login, when prompted. Login requires:
Username: Your NET ID/Email username
Password: Your NET ID password/Email password:
** Students in some countries may still have trouble accessing Library electronic materials, even after logging into the Off-Campus Login screen. If so, it is a good idea to download the University's VPN (virtual private network) software. Then, your home computer will act as if it is on the Dalhousie campus. **
Directions for downloading the University's VPN software:
2. Click on: Available Software
3. Login with your Net ID and Password (the same as your email username and password)
4. You will see a list of free software for Dalhousie students
5. The VPN for Windows is at the bottom of the column on the left. The VPN for Mac is at the bottom of the column on the right.
** If you have any trouble downloading the VPN software, do not hesitate to email the IT Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free: 1-800-869-3931 **