Sexton Design & Technology Library

Alternative Sexton Library Space 

On the recommendation of Dalhousie’s Health & Safety Office related to concerns about insufficient ventilation, the Sexton Library will not be opening for student and faculty use this fall. Instead, the Dalhousie Libraries will be offering alternative study space on the Sexton campus in the classroom across the hall from the Sexton Library.

The space will offer 10 socially distanced study tables for three-hour bookable time slots. In addition, a printer workstation will be available for 30-minute bookable time slots.

You must bring your DalCard and wear a non-medical face mask.
Enter via 5260 DaCosta Row (main entrance to B building). 

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

Book a time slot in one of the Dalhousie Libraries

The space will be closed for cleaning between 12–1 p.m.

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


Sexton Design & Technology Library
Dalhousie University
3rd Floor, Buildings  B
5260 DaCosta Row
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2

Map to Library


Sexton Floorplans


Virtual tour
Sexton librarians do not do general tours, but they can be set up by request. To arrange a tour or orientation contact a Sexton Subject Specialist, email  


Head Librarian:  Michelle Paon

Library staff contacts

Phone Numbers

  • Service Desk: 902-494-3240
  • Document Delivery: 902-494-3984
  • Administration: 902-494-5198
  • Fax: 902-494-6089

Contact the Sexton Library

On site services

Key Resources

Databases and research tools
Our most frequently used research databases and electronic resources.

Subject Guides for all disciplines
Our best research resources assembled by Sexton subject librarians for Architecture & Planning and Engineering and Applied Science programs.

Special/Rare book collections

Cobb Postcard Collection
At the turn of the 20th century, postcards were a critical component of the architect’s library. Andrew Cobb, 1876-1943, was a renowned Canadian architect who taught in our school and who also designed many of the stone buildings on the main Dalhousie campus. Cobb collected over 5,000 postcards depicting architecture of Europe and North America. These cards, which are an important chronicle of period images, are owned by the Sexton Library and are available for research by appointment.

Rare books
Our Rare Book collection specializes in classic works of architecture and engineering. All of our rare books are listed in the Novanet catalogue and have the location Sexton Library SPCOL. Rare books are kept in a closed room, but Sexton staff will be happy to retrieve any books you need.