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About the Libraries: Hours

The Mount Allison University Libraries and Archives include the Ralph Pickard Bell Library (Main Library), the Alfred Whitehead Music Library, and the University Archives.

R.P. Bell (Main) Library Hours

Summer Hours

June 21 - Sept. 2:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Closed  Sept. 2 for Labour Day

Fall Term Hours (beginning Sept. 3)

Monday - Friday: 8:10 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Circulation Desk opens at 8:20 a.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Longer Fall Term hours (late nights & Sunday mornings) will begin in October!

Research Help Desk Hours:

Spring/Summer 2019

As of April 12, the Research Help Desk is not keeping regular daily hours. Librarians are still available to help you! Please visit the Access Services desk and staff will direct you to a research librarian.

You can also reach us by phone and e-mail: Please see the Ask a Librarian page for details. 

You may also drop by the Reference Office (M-11) or contact your subject librarian.

For the Writing Resource Centre and Math Resource Centre hours, please see Services for Students: Help with Writing and Math


The Flying Bean Café

The Flying Bean Café is closed for the summer. Gracie's Café, in the Wallace McCain Student Centre, is open.

The Flying Bean is located on the main floor of the R.P. Bell Library. During the school year, it has a selection of sandwiches, salads, soups, snacks, teas, juices, soft drinks and Just Us! coffees.


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Music Library Hours

August 24 - September 2:

Monday Thursday:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday:  9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Access at other times may be available by appointment; please contact us at

Updated information will be added after August 9. In the meantime, please call the Music Library (506) 364-2561 or contact a librarian at

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University Archives Hours

Open By Appointment

The Mount Allison University Archives are open by appointment only.

To make an appointment, either e-mail archives @ or telephone the Archives (506-364-2563) and leave a voice message. Staff will then contact you to arrange for an appointment.