Killam Memorial Library

The Killam Memorial Library, along with other Dalhousie Libraries spaces, is open for bookable time slots for current Dalhousie and King's students. 

You must bring your DalCard and wear a non-medical face mask.
 Enter via University Ave. Thirty-minute time slots for express printing are also available.

Hours from June 16–July 4
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed Thursday, July 1 and Friday July 2. 

Please contact for general assistance or consult this list of services:

The Killam is Dalhousie University’s largest library. With a million books and 40,000 journals, its collections cover the Faculties of Science, Arts & Social Sciences, Management and Computer Science. It is our busiest library and the largest academic library in the Maritimes.

Location & Services


Killam Memorial Library
Dalhousie University
6225 University Avenue
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2

Maps to library


In-person tours of the Killam Library are available by appointment. Email us (

or phone (902) 494-3621.



Head, Killam Memorial Library: Sarah Stevenson
University Archivist: Michael Moosberger

Library staff contacts

Phone numbers

  • Access Services: 902-494-3617
  • Shhh Texts (noise complaints) 902-220-5318
  • Research Assistance: 902-494-3611
  • Document Delivery: 902-494-3612
  • Killam Administration: 902-494-3621
  • Fax: 902-494-2062

Key resources

The Killam’s collections specialize in the following research fields:

Subject Guides for all disciplines

  • Online packages of resources created by subject specialist librarians.

New Acquisitions

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Killam history

In 1965 a $30 million bequest of Dorothy Killam began the process of building a new University Library. Architect Leslie R. Fairn designed the new building. Construction on the Killam Memorial Library began in 1966 and was completed in 1971. Read the whole story.