MacRae Library

Effective Friday, June 10, Dalhousie’s mask guidance will change to align with that of Nova Scotia more broadly. Masks will no longer be formally required in indoor common spaces on campus. However, masks will continue to be strongly recommended and welcome in all spaces where they have been worn over the past two years, including classrooms, research labs, libraries, study spaces, hallways, athletics facilities, etc.

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

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

For other types of library services and assistance, please contact or consult the list of services below:


Location & contact information


MacRae Library
Dalhousie University
135 College Road
P.O. Box 550
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2N 5E3

Maps to library


Library tours are available for faculty, staff and students. We regularly give library tours to the incoming international and graduate students students. We also give tours to visiting scholars, new faculty and staff. Real, “virtual” and self-directed tours are also given to all first year students annually as part of their library orientation. To request a tour, email us at


Head Librarian: Elaine MacInnis, Associate University Librarian, Access Services

Library staff contacts

Phone numbers

• Circulation Desk: 902-893-6669
• Document Delivery: 902-893-4578
• Fax: 902-895-0934

Contact the MacRae Library

Key Resources

Agricultural Resources
Our most frequently used research databases and electronic resources.

Subject Guides for all disciplines
Online packages of resources created by subject specialist librarians.

Wild Blueberry Network Information Center

The Wild Blueberry Network Information Center is listed on the US AgNIC site as the repository of record for information on wild blueberries. It is a source of wild blueberry production and marketing information for producers, agricultural professionals, researchers and students.