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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

Fall Term Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:10 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Circulation desk closes at 11 p.m.)

Friday: 8:10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (Circulation desk closes at 8 p.m.)

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1 a.m. (Circulation desk opens at 1 p.m. & closes at 11 p.m.)


Extended Exam Hours run Wednesday, Dec. 6 through Friday, Dec. 15

Monday - Friday: 8:10 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Circulation desk closes at midnight)

Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Circulation desk closes at midnight)


Research Help Desk Hours, Fall 2017

Librarians will gladly answer your questions and work with you to find the information you need.

Mondays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and  7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesdays: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fridays: noon - 4 p.m.
Saturdays: ------
Sundays: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

There are many other ways to reach us both during and outside of Research Help Desk hours: in person, by phone and email, and by using our Chat Reference Service.  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, located on the main floor of the R.P. Bell Library, has a selection of sandwiches, salads, soups, snacks, teas, juices, soft drinks and Just Us! coffees.

For café hours, please visit the Bean's website.


Music Library Hours


Monday - Thursday:

10:20 am - 8:50 pm

(closed Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 pm for Music Collegium/Colloquium)


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


11:10 am - 4:50 pm


2:10 - 7:50 pm

This schedule is subject to change. In particular, the Music Library may be closed during some Music Department concerts. Schedule changes will be posted here.

The Music Librarian is generally in the Music Library during the following times:

Monday & Wednesday:  10:20 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:  1:00 - 2:45 pm

Thursday:  3:15 - 4:30 pm

Friday:  12:00 - 4:30 pm

This schedule will vary. You may wish to contact me for an appointment:  email, or call (506) 364-2561 (Music Library) or (506) 364-2214 (office phone; leave message) 


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.