COVID‑19 Updates

Masking Requirement in Dalhousie Libraries

When entering Dalhousie Libraries spaces, you must wear a well-fitting (no gaps) mask that fully covers your mouth and nose and contains at least three layersin alignment with the latest Nova Scotia Public Health directive and guidance from our COVID-19 Science Advisory Council.

Unfortunately, non-compliance with the mask requirements in all of the Libraries spaces is reported frequently, by both Libraries staff and students studying in the spaces. As a result, we have taken steps to increase compliance. Those who do not comply will face clear and serious consequences. Learn more about the stages of mask enforcement here. 

Reduced Hours at the Dalhousie Libraries

Out of an abundance of caution in response to rising COVID cases in the province and on campuses, the Dalhousie Libraries are running on reduced schedules for the time being. See the hours from January 17-30.

Access to the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room Is By Appointment Only

Effective December 14, access to the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room is by appointment only. Appointments can be made by contacting

Library Services during COVID-19  — we're here for you!

Let's do our part to keep our community healthy:

  • Wear a mask: Wear your mask in all indoor common spaces.
  • Keep your distance: Stay 2 metres (6 feet) from others.
  • Get tested: Even if you don’t have symptoms, you can help keep people safe by getting tested regularly.
  • Wash your hands: Regularly wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Limit groups and gatherings: Keep your social group small and consistent and follow provincial gathering rules.
  • Check yourself: Stay home if you feel sick, follow provincial testing protocols if showing symptoms of COVID-19, pay attention to potential exposure notices and self-isolate if required.

Services (in response to COVID-19)

Other Library Services 

Course eReserves
Document Delivery (request items from the Dalhousie Libraries' collections and beyond that you cannot access electronically)
Liaison librarians (for in-depth reference assistance)
Records management
Research Data Management (RDM)
IT Help Desk
Instructional Technology Support (Brightspace support for faculty and instructors)