Killam Memorial Library


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 layers, in alignment with the latest Nova Scotia Public Health directive and guidance from our COVID-19 Science Advisory Council.

HOURS APRIL 27–SEPTEMBER 5
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

CLOSED on holidays
Monday, May 23: Victoria Day
Friday, July 1: Canada Day
Monday, August 1: Natal Day
Monday, September 5: Labor Day

*Building opens 7:30 a.m. Monday–Friday with services starting at 8 a.m.

Please contact killmref@dal.ca for general assistance or consult this list of services:

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

Address

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

Maps to library

Tours

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

or phone (902) 494-3621.

 

Contact

Associate Dean Archives, Records Management, and Special Collections; Head, Killam Memorial Library: Sarah Stevenson

Library staff contacts

Phone numbers

  • Access Services: 902-494-3617
  • Shhh Texts (noise complaints) 902-220-5318
  • 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.