Wallace McCain Learning Commons

The Wallace McCain Learning Commons, along with other Dalhousie Libraries spaces, is open to everyone.

You must wear a non-medical face mask. 

Fall term hours (starting September 7)
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Thursday, September 30 (National Day for Truth & Reconciliation)
Monday, October 11 (Thanksgiving Day)
Thursday, November 11 (Remembrance Day)

Services (in response to COVID-19)


Other Library Services 


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)