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Sexton Design & Technology Library

Located at the heart of the Sexton Campus on the third floor of 'B' Building, the Sexton Design & Technology Library has an outstanding and varied collection of resources for engineering, architecture and planning. Our knowledgeable staff are some of the friendliest on campus, and our space is bright and comfortable with a terrific view of Halifax harbour!

Location & Services


Sexton Design & Technology Library
Dalhousie University
3rd Floor, Buildings A and B
1360 Barrington Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2

Map to Library

Contact Us

Head Librarian:  Allison Fulford

  • Administration: 902-494-3255
  • Circulation: 902-494-3240
  • Reference Desk: 902-494-3965
  • Document Delivery: 902-494-3239
  • Fax: 902-494-6089

Sexton Library Hours

On site services

Key resources

Databases and research tools

Our most frequently used research databases and electronic resources.

Subject Guides

Our best research resources assembled by Sexton subject librarians for architecture, planning and all engineering programs.

Special/Rare book collections

  • Cobb Postcard Collection
    At the turn of the 20th century, postcards were a critical component of the architect’s library. Andrew Cobb, 1876-1943, was a renowned Canadian architect who taught in our school and who also designed many of the stone buildings on the main Dalhousie campus. Cobb collected over 5,000 postcards depicting architecture of Europe and North America. These cards, which are an important chronicle of period images, are owned by the Sexton Library and are available for research by appointment.
  • Rare books
    Our Rare Book collection specializes in classic works of architecture and engineering. All of our rare books are listed in the Novanet catalogue. Items are available for use by appointment.
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