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Reference and 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.

Location

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

Reference Desk Hours

  • Weekdays: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Area of expertise: Law

Contact Information

Research Tools

Subject Guides

Killam 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.

Summer Hours (April - September)
Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Regular Term Hours
Monday - Wednesday 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Thursday & Friday 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Areas of expertise: Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Management, Sciences

Research Tools & Subject Guides

Wallace McCain Learning Commons Location

Librarian services are available from the Service Desk in the Wallace McCain Learning Commons (next to the Life Sciences Centre) three afternoons a week, and by appointment.

Summer Hours (April - September)
By appointment

Regular Term Hours
Monday - Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00p.m.

Area of expertise: Sciences

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.

Area of expertise: Agriculture

Contact Information

Research Tools

Subject Guides

Location

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

Reference Desk Hours

Monday - Tuesday 8:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Areas of expertise: Architecture & Planning, Engineering

Contact Information

Research Tools

Subject Guides

Research Services

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

  • Fax Service 
  • Technical Library Research Service (TLRS)

Location

The service desk is located on the fifth floor of the Killam Library.

Reference Desk Hours

  • Reference service is available Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Evenings & weekends: Basic information and referral service is available at the first floor Killam Library Service point.

Area of expertise: Archives & Killam Special Collections

Contact Information

Research Tools

Subject Guides

Locations:

  • Learning Commons: Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Avenue (second floor)
  • Collections: Chapter House, 5743 University Avenue, Halifax NS

Reference Desk Hours

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

Summer Hours (June - August): Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Areas of Expertise: Medicine, Health Professions, Dentistry

Contact Information

Research Tools

Research Services

Dunn

Location

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

Reference Desk Hours

  • Weekdays: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Area of expertise: Law

Contact Information

Research Tools

Subject Guides

Killam & WMLC

Killam 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.

Summer Hours (April - September)
Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Regular Term Hours
Monday - Wednesday 11:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
Thursday & Friday 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Areas of expertise: Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Management, Sciences

Research Tools & Subject Guides

Wallace McCain Learning Commons Location

Librarian services are available from the Service Desk in the Wallace McCain Learning Commons (next to the Life Sciences Centre) three afternoons a week, and by appointment.

Summer Hours (April - September)
By appointment

Regular Term Hours
Monday - Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00p.m.

Area of expertise: Sciences

MacRae

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.

Area of expertise: Agriculture

Contact Information

Research Tools

Subject Guides

Sexton

Location

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

Reference Desk Hours

Monday - Tuesday 8:30 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Areas of expertise: Architecture & Planning, Engineering

Contact Information

Research Tools

Subject Guides

Research Services

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

  • Fax Service 
  • Technical Library Research Service (TLRS)

Archives & Special Collections

Location

The service desk is located on the fifth floor of the Killam Library.

Reference Desk Hours

  • Reference service is available Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Evenings & weekends: Basic information and referral service is available at the first floor Killam Library Service point.

Area of expertise: Archives & Killam Special Collections

Contact Information

Research Tools

Subject Guides

Kellogg & CHEB

Locations:

  • Learning Commons: Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Avenue (second floor)
  • Collections: Chapter House, 5743 University Avenue, Halifax NS

Reference Desk Hours

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

Summer Hours (June - August): Monday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Areas of Expertise: Medicine, Health Professions, Dentistry

Contact Information

Research Tools

Research Services