Sir James Dunn Law Library

The Law Library occupies four floors in the Weldon Law Building with bright, comfortable space for study and research. Its collection of over 220,000 volumes has excellent holdings of common law materials, legal periodicals and extensive collections of international law, health law and environmental law.

Location & Services


Sir James Dunn Law Library
Dalhousie University
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2

Map to Library

Phone numbers

  • Circulation/Information: 902-494-2124
  • Document Delivery: 902-494-8888
  • Administration: 902-494-2640
  • Fax: 902-494-6669

Academic Term Hours (effective January 5)

Monday–Wednesday: 8 a.m.–10:45 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday: noon–6 p.m.
Sunday: noon–10:45 p.m.

Easter Hours:
Good Friday, April 3: 9 a.m.–10:45 p.m.
Easter Saturday, April 4: 6 p.m.–10:45 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 5: noon–10:45 p.m.
Easter Monday, April 6: 8 a.m.– 10:45 p.m

Extended Hours:
Thursday, April 2: 8 a.m.– 10:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 9: 8 a.m.–10:45 p.m.
Friday, April 10: 4 p.m.–10:45 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: 6–10:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 16: 6–10:45 p.m.

On site services


Key resources

Databases and research tools

  • Links to Lexis-Nexis Quicklaw, Westlaw Canada, CanLII, LegalTrac, journals and more.

Subject Guides

  • Guides to starting your research
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