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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

Extended Fall Term Hours (Nov/Dec)

Monday - Friday: 8:10 a.m. - 1 a.m. (circ desk closes at 11 p.m.)

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (circ desk closes at 8 p.m.)

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (circ desk opens at 1 p.m. and closes at 11 p.m.)


Holiday Hours:

Sunday, December 19:  Closed

Monday, Dec. 20 – Wednesday, Dec. 22: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 23 – Jan. 2: Library closed for the holidays

Monday, Jan. 3: Open by appointment only 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 4 – Friday, Jan. 7: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 8 and Sunday, Jan. 9: Closed

Monday, Jan. 10: Regular term hours resume


Virtual Research Help Desk, Fall Term 2021

Librarians provide reference and research assistance and are available to help you find the information and resources that you need.  

Ask questions and get help with your research by e-mail ( or phone (506-364-2564).

Contact us via live online chat:

Monday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday and Wednesday : 11:00 am - 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

You can also ask questions by contacting your subject librarian and you can request an appointment with a librarian or the archivist using our new booking request form

The Flying Bean Café

The Flying Bean, located on the main floor of the R.P. Bell Library, is open for the Fall Term.

The Bean is run by Mount Allison's Dining Services.


Music Library Hours

Service change

Monday December 6: 9 am – 7:30 pm

Fall Hours (Updated):

Monday–Friday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm (closed from 4–5pm for Collegium on Wednesdays)

Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm to 6:00 pm

Requests for music library materials outside of open hours can be made using the library catalogue or the Library-to-go service.

For all other inquiries, please contact Gavin Goodwin, Creative Arts Librarian.

If you have a research question, please email us at, contact Gavin Goodwin, Creative Arts Librarian, or contact the Research Help Desk at

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.