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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 Exam Extended Hours

November 28 - December 19 

Monday - Thursday: 8:10 am - 1:00 am
   * Access Service Desk 8:10 am - 11:00 pm

Friday: 8:10 am - 11:00 pm 
   * Access Service Desk 8:10 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm 
   * Access Service Desk 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am - 1:00 am 
   * Access Service Desk 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Note: Closing procedures begin 20 minutes prior to closing time

Intersessional Hours (December 20 - January 8)

  • Dec 20              8:10 am - 4:30 pm
  • Dec 21&22        8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Dec 23-Jan 1    closed
  • Jan 2-6              8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Jan 7&8             closed
  • Jan 9 -> Winter Term Hours

Research Help

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

Get help: 

Research Help desk In person and via Ask a Librarian chat:

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday - chat only: 1:00pm - 4:30pm


Phone: 506-364-2564

Contact your subject librarian

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

Fall Hours (until December 9)

Monday–Thursday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Requests for music library materials outside of open hours can be made using the library catalogue.

For all other inquiries, please contact

Exam & Holiday Hours (December 10 – January 9)

Exam Hours (December 10–18)
Monday–Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Winter Holidays (December 19–January 1)

January 2–8
Monday–Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

January 9
Regular term hours resume

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.