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Welcome to the Dalhousie University Libraries

With five libraries, two learning commonsarchival collections, a Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) Centre, and a Copyright Office, the libraries provide timely, context-sensitive service in person or online. Our University Librarian is Donna Bourne-Tyson

We belong to Novanet, a consortium of Nova Scotian university and community college libraries. Through Novanet, our users can tap into the library resources of the other post-secondary institutions in the province, as well as Live Help, an instant-messaging service that puts users in touch with librarians for a live chat version of the traditional reference interview. In addition, Document Delivery can bring you resources from library collections beyond Dalhousie and the other Novanet libraries.

The Dalhousie Libraries manage an electronic reserve system for faculty to submit reading lists in Brightspace. When required, we provide copyright clearance and assistance loading the documents into Brightspace. Librarians go into classrooms and teach information literacy skills linked to your upcoming assignments. We encourage serendipitous discovery by offering a little of the unexpected, most recently, a Seed Library, access to 3D printing and makerspace workshops.

We’re meeting the needs of researchers by providing a research data management planning service in DalSpace, the institutional repository. It contains e-theses by Dalhousie graduates, as well as faculty publications and research data sets.

We invite you to experience all that the Dalhousie Libraries have to offer, and to connect with us through social mediaemail, or in person. We are here to support your academic success. 

Dalhousie Libraries’ Mission and Vision

Dalhousie Libraries strengthen the University’s learning and research communities with our expertise, services, spaces and collections, all reinforced through innovation and strategic partnerships.

Dalhousie Libraries will be one of the top ten university libraries in Canada and the leader in Atlantic Canada by stimulating learning, discovery, innovation, and community engagement.

Read the Dalhousie Libraries' Strategic Alignment Plan.