UPDATED 10 May 2022: The Libraries & Archives are open to Mount Allison students, faculty and staff as well as to community users.
Masks are still required at all times unless actively eating or drinking or when alone in a room.
See Library hours
In order to access online Mount A Library resources, you need to be authenticated as a Mount A student, faculty or employee.
For article databases, ebooks, journals, and streaming media:
Use your Mount A username and 14+ character password.
For your Novanet library account status, renewing loans, and complete Novanet results in the catalogue
In the "Barcode" field use your student number (with the first zero). In the "Password" field, use your four-digit PIN**.
** your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of your phone number. If your PIN does not work, please contact us to get it re-set.
Librarians & Archivists
Renée Belliveau | 364-2563
Acting University Archivist
Stephen Geier | 364-2610
Data and Digital Services, Science Consultations (by appointment)
Gavin Goodwin | 364-2561
Music, Fine Arts, Classics, and Visual & Material Culture
Jeff Lilburn | 364-2237
Drama, English, French Literature, Philosophy, Psychology
David Mawhinney (University Archivist) | 364-2563
(On sabbatical leave until July 1, 2022)
Elizabeth Stregger | 364-2610
(Data and Digital Services -- On sabbatical leave until July 1, 2022)
Want to know more about the Library of Congress Classification System? See the Understanding Call Numbers section of the Research Tips page.
Reach us by:
|Chat with us||Book a research appointment with a Subject Librarian|
Librarian research consultations
Available virtually (email, telephone, Teams/Zoom, etc.)
|Access to R.P. Bell & Music Libraries||
Libraries are open to current students, staff, and faculty as well as community borrowers (Community users must provide proof of vaccinations)
Note: open hours for both libraries vary depending on campus and provincial guidelines
|Access to print collections||
See also Ebooks
|Library to Go, Novanet Express requests, holds, & interlibrary loan pickups||
Users are free to pick up requested items during open hours (no pickup appointment necessary)
Limited: Contact Archives for info
See also Archives Descriptions Database
Limited: Contact Special Collections for info
|Interlibrary loans||Available, however there may be delays for delivery of some requests due to other library service closures|
|Library services||Notes (where applicable):|
|Borrowing physical items|
Access to course reserves
|Printing, photocopying, & scanning||
|Equipment borrowing (Mac chargers, laptops, etc.)|
|Study & group spaces|
|Subject guides||See the list of guides available|
|Research databases||See A-Z list of databases|
|Streaming media||See A-Z list of databases with streaming media|
|Novanet Express||Place holds in Novanet and receive books via Library-to-Go pick-up|
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning resources that are freely available to educators and learners.This guide provides links and information for faculty exploring OER as teaching resources.
With credit to Mount Saint Vincent University Libraries for format and content within this page.