Wallace McCain Learning Commons

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.

FALL HOURS (effective Sept. 6)
8 a.m.–10 p.m. (M–F)
10 a.m.–10 p.m. (Sat & Sun)

Monday, September 19 (National Day of Mourning in Honour of Queen Elizabeth II): CLOSED
Friday, September 30 (National Day for Truth & Reconciliation): CLOSED
Monday, October 10 (Thanksgiving): 1–8 p.m.
Friday, November 11 (Remembrance Day): 1–8 p.m.
Friday, February 3 (Munro Day): 1–8 p.m.
Monday, February 20 (NS Heritage Day) 1–8 p.m.
Friday, April 7 (Good Friday): 1–8 p.m.



An outdoor entrance is located at the end of Lord Dalhousie Drive on Studley Campus. An indoor entrance is located on the 2nd floor of the Life Sciences Centre, in the corridor between the LSC and the Chemistry Building.

Phone: 902-494-6997


  • Study room booking
  • Computers/Printing
  • Quiet reading room
  • Research Assistance (Librarian Services)
  • Help Desk

Librarian Services

Science Librarian hours:
By appointment (Year-round)

Contact the librarians:

  • Gwen MacNairn (Biology, Medical Sciences)
  • Julie Marcoux (Psychology/Neuroscience, Data for the Social Sciences)
  • Michelle Paon (Oceanography)
  • Sarah Stevenson (Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Marine Affairs, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Atmospheric Science)