Sir James Dunn Law Library

Owing to building renovations recommended Entry is via the Henry st side of building.

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

SUMMER HOURS as of April 22nd
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Closed on Weekends

For general assistance, consult this list of specific services:

Key Resources

Databases and research tools

  • Links to Lexis-Nexis Quicklaw, Westlaw Canada, CanLII, LegalTrac, journals and more.

Law Subject Guides

  • Guides to starting your research

Map to Library


Tours are conducted as part of the Legal Research & Writing class. 
They can also be arranged by appointment


Head librarian: Anne Matthewman

Library staff contact list

Phone numbers

  • Circulation/Information: 902-494-2124
  • Research Support 902-494-1868
  • Document Delivery: 902-494-8888
  • Administration: 902-494-2640
  • Fax: 902-494-6669


Sir James Dunn Law Library
Dalhousie University
6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2