Using the Library
Get started at Dalhousie University libraries
Our libraries — and our website — rank among the busiest places at Dalhousie. They boast the most traffic, house the best places to study, and provide the information you need to do your research and coursework. This page should make you feel at home in our libraries and get you using them to your best advantage.
Borrowing from our libraries
Learning to use our libraries
Video and slideshow tutorials explain how to use our services and research tools in your studies.
Introducing our libraries
- Video overview of our libraries, collections and research tools This video is available in 9 other languages.
- Full list of all online tutorials
Classes, workshops, tours
Services and locations
The Services and Locations page provides complete coverage of where our libraries are located and what our librarians do.
- Novanet Express Tutorial
Virtual library tours
- Killam Memorial Library podcast tour
Using the library from off-campus.
All current Dalhousie students, faculty and staff with a valid NetID can access library electronic resources remotely (at home, in your office, anywhere off-campus). For details and eligibility, see our Off Campus Access page.
Library research tutorials
These tutorials instruct you on how to find books, journals and other academic materials, and how to use the services we offer.
Managing your information
You’ve assembled a mountain of information. We have tools to manage what you’ve found at the library. These resources show you how to use these management tools.
- RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to compile, edit and format footnotes and bibliographies.
- RefWorks tutorial