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MacRae Library

The MacRae Library is the largest repository of agricultural resource material in the Maritimes. It is located on Dalhousie University's Faculty of Agriculture campus in Truro, Nova Scotia.


MacRae Library
Dalhousie University
135 College Road
P.O. Box 550
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2N 5E3

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Contact Us

Associate University Librarian, Access Services and Head of MacRae Library:
Elaine MacInnis

• Circulation Desk: 902-893-6669
• Document Delivery: 902-893-4578
• Fax: 902-895-0934

Library staff contacts
MacRae Library Facebook page

New Acquisitions

•  New Acquisitions at MacRae Library

Winter 2016 Hours

(hours vary on holidays, see below)

Monday–Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: noon–5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–10:30 p.m.


Munro Day; Friday, February 5: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Heritage Day; Monday, February 15: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Good Friday; Friday, March 25:  10 a.m.–10:30 p.m.


Document Delivery
Laptop Lending
Writing Centre
Learning Commons
• Use a study or seminar room
Course Reserves for faculty
• Course Reserves for students
Services for Faculty of Agriculture
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Tours & Classes

Tours of MacRae
Classes at MacRae


Policy documents

Food and Beverage

Key Resources

Agricultural Resources

Our most frequently used research databases and electronic resources.

Subject Guides

Online packages of resources created by subject specialist librarians.

Special Collections

Since its beginning in 1912, the Library has been a depository of highly specialized and general literature and artifacts concerning many aspects of agricultural education, agricultural technology, research and extension in the Maritimes. For more on our Special Collections, visit the Guide to the MacRae Library's Archives & Special Collections.

Wild Blueberry Network Information Center

The Wild Blueberry Network Information Center is listed on the US AgNIC site as the repository of record for information on wild blueberries. It is a source of wild blueberry production and marketing information for producers, agricultural professionals, researchers and students.