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Killam Memorial Library

The Killam is Dalhousie University’s largest library. With a million books and 40,000 journals, its collections cover the Faculties of Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Management and Computer Science. It is our busiest library and the largest academic library in the Maritimes.

Location & Services

Address

Killam Memorial Library
Dalhousie University
6225 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2

CLOSED on the following holidays:
Victoria Day (May 23), Canada Day (July 1), Natal Day (August 1), and Labour Day (September 5).

Maps to library

Tours

In-person tours of the Killam Library are available by appointment. Email us (Killam.Library@Dal.Ca) or phone (902) 494-3621.

Contacts

Interim Head, Killam Memorial Library (term 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017):
Sarah Stevenson
University Archivist: Michael Moosberger

Library staff contacts

Phone numbers

  • Access Services: 902-494-3617
  • Shhh Texts (noise complaints) 902-220-5318
  • Research Assistance: 902-494-3611
  • Document Delivery: 902-494-3612
  • Killam Administration: 902-494-3621
  • Fax: 902-494-2062

Key resources

The Killam’s collections specialize in the following research fields:

Subject Guides for all disciplines

  • Online packages of resources created by subject specialist librarians.

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Killam history

In 1965 a $30 million bequest of Dorothy Killam began the process of building a new University Library. Architect Leslie R. Fairn designed the new building. Construction on the Killam Memorial Library began in 1966 and was completed in 1971. Read the whole story.