Wallace McCain Learning Commons

Effective Friday, June 10, Dalhousie’s mask guidance will change to align with that of Nova Scotia more broadly. Masks will no longer be formally required in indoor common spaces on campus. However, masks will continue to be strongly recommended and welcome in all spaces where they have been worn over the past two years, including classrooms, research labs, libraries, study spaces, hallways, athletics facilities, etc.

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

CLOSED on holidays:
Monday, May 23: Victoria Day
Friday, July 1: Canada Day
Monday, August 1: Natal Day
Monday, September 5: Labor Day



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)