MacRae Library

Masks are required in all indoor classrooms and instructional spaces, supported by the high-quality ventilation standards set throughout the pandemic.

Masks continue to be welcome in other indoor spaces and are strongly recommended in libraries and learning commons as well as gathering spaces where physical distancing may be difficult (for example, hallways, lobbies and elevators).

All members of our Dalhousie community are expected to stay home when sick. Dalhousie has procedures in place to support students, faculty and staff in doing so.

SUMMER HOURS (effective Apr. 26):
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

Monday, May 22 (Victoria Day)
Monday, August 07 (Natal Day)
Monday, Sept. 04 (Labour 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 Dean, Library Services

Library staff contacts

Phone numbers

• Access Services: 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.