MacRae Library

The MacRae Library, along with other Dalhousie Libraries spaces, is open by appointment for three-hour time slots for current Dalhousie and King's students, faculty, and staff. 

You must bring your DalCard and wear a non-medical face mask. 
Enter via the Student Learning Commons (College Rd.). 

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
1–4 p.m.
5–8 p.m 
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
1–4 p.m. 
Holiday Hours
Friday, February 5 (Munro Day): 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Monday, February 15 (Heritage Day): 1–8 p.m.
Friday, April 2 (Good Friday): 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
1–4 p.m.

Monday, April 5–Friday, April 9:
9 a.m.–9 p.m.**
Saturday, April 10:
8 a.m.*–2 p.m.
Sunday, April 11:
1–9 p.m.**
Monday, April 12– Friday, April 16:
8 a.m.*–9 p.m.**
Saturday, April 17:
8 a.m.*–2 p.m.
Sunday, April 18:
1–9 p.m.**
Monday, April 19:
8 a.m.*–9 p.m.**

*To enter the building at 8 a.m., please book the 9 a.m.–12 p.m. timeslot.
**To remain in the building until 9 p.m., please book the 5–8 p.m. timeslot.

Thirty-minute time slots for express printing are also available. 

Book a time slot in one of the Dalhousie Libraries

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.