Reference & Research Services

How to get help with all your research questions

Locations, hours, and contact information for the Reference and Research Services areas in each Dalhousie University Library.

W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library

Kellogg reference librarians specialize in health sciences and biomedical research. Librarians will answer questions in person, by e-mail, live chat, and over the phone.

Location

The Kellogg Library is on the ground floor of the Sir Charles Tupper Building.

Reference Desk Hours

Reference service is available throughout our opening hours from our main Service Counter. In-depth reference help from subject specialists is available Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Killam Memorial Library

Killam reference librarians specialize in computer science, humanities, management, science and social science research. Librarians will answer questions in person, by e-mail, live chat and over the phone.

Location

The reference & research service is available from the Killam Library Service Point in the lobby of the Killam.  Killam reference librarians' offices are located on the Killam's 3rd floor, room 3621.

Reference & Research Service Hours

April - September
Monday - Friday 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Contact Information

  • Killam Library Service Point Information/Research: (902) 494-3611
  • E-mail: killmref@dal.ca
  • Phone the Reference Office at (902) 494-6690

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MacRae Library

MacRae reference librarians specialize in agricultural research, with the largest repository of agricultural resource material in Atlantic Canada. Librarians will answer questions in person, by e-mail, live chat and over the phone.

Location

The service desk is located on the main floor of the MacRae Library building.

Reference Desk Hours

  • Reference service is available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Reference Service is also available by appointment.

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Sir James Dunn Law Library

Law librarians at the Reference Desk specialize in all aspects of legal practice. Librarians will answer questions in person, by e-mail, and over the phone.

Location

The Reference Desk is just inside the front doors of the Law Library.

Reference Desk Hours

  • Weekdays: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Contact Information

  • Phone:(902) 494-2124
  • Fax: (902) 494-6669
  • E-mail: lawref@dal.ca

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Sexton Design and Technology Library

Sexton reference librarians specialize in architecture, planning and engineering research. Librarians will answer questions in person, by e-mail, live chat and over the phone.

Location

The Reference Desk is located just inside the front doors of the Sexton Library.

Reference Desk Hours

  • Weekdays: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Weekends: Saturday - Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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Research Services

Contact a Sexton reference librarian to learn more about these services:

  • Fax Service 
  • Technical Library Research Service (TLRS)

Archives/Special Collections

The Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections share a common reading room and information desk.  Queries about Dalhousie history, faculty papers and archival collections will be directed to Archives staff.
Special Collections specializes in Canadian literature, music, and pre-1824 imprints.
Staff will answer questions in person, by e-mail, and over the phone.

Location

The Reference Desk is located on the 5th Floor of the Killam Library.

Reference Desk Hours

  • General reference services are available throughout our opening hours from our Information Desk. 
  • In-depth reference services are available Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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