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Library Services Update, September 2021

by Laura Landon on 2021-09-12T13:31:00-03:00 | Comments

Update, Sept. 20, 2021: Due to rising numbers of COVID cases in Sackville, masks are now mandatory at all times in the Libraries. Food and drink are not permitted at this time. Unmasking is allowed when people are working alone in an enclosed study room. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Welcome back to the Library and congratulations on a successful first week of classes! The R.P. Bell and the Music Library are fully opened for the fall term, with some procedural changes because of the pandemic. Masks are required in the Libraries at all times.

Here is an overview of Library services and facilities. (Please visit the Music Library website for information about Music hours and services.)


  • Access Services / Circulation desk: Staffed full hours seven days a week. Check out books, borrow electronics, get course reserves, and more.
  • Research Help Desk: Open virtually Monday through Friday and evenings Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Talk to a librarian via e-mail, Teams or online chat. Prefer in-person help? Visit Access Services and staff will find a librarian to meet you.
  • Novanet Express: Use the Novanet catalogue to request books from any of our sister libraries in Nova Scotia. The Novanet consortium includes Mount Allison and all academic libraries in NS.
  • Library to Go: Request books from the Mount Allison stacks. Staff will find your books, check them out to you, notify you, and leave them in our designated pick-up area just inside the main doors. You can also request Library to Go books for pick-up in the Music Library.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Request books beyond Novanet from libraries across Canada and worldwide through our ILL request form.
  • Writing Resource Centre: Get help with writing in all subject areas and all stages of the writing process. Appointments bookable through the online booking system.
  • Math & Computer Science Help Centre: Open in Room G7 (Ground Floor) Tues./Wed./Thurs. evenings and Sunday afternoons.


  • Bookable rooms and seats: Seats, group study rooms and individual study carrels on the ground (red) floor are bookable. A mix of carrels and tables are bookable on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Book on the spot by scanning the QR code on your seat/table or book in advance through the Book a Seat form. All other seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Book stacks: Browse the stacks on all five floors. Open seating is also available throughout the stacks.
  • Flying Bean Cafe: Open for the Fall Term. The Flying Bean, located on the main floor of the R.P. Bell Library, is operated by Mount Allison Dining Services.
  • Printing: Upload print jobs to and pick them up at printers located in the Flying Bean Cafe. Colour or black-and-white available. You can also print from any library desktop computer.
  • Computers: Log in to any library computer using your campus ID. Desktop computers are available on the main floor, 3rd-floor computer lab, and in most group study rooms. You can also borrow a laptop from Access Services.

The Libraries & Archives may need to adjust quickly if circumstances change because of COVID. We thank our patrons for adapting with us so patiently over the past year and a half. For a list of overall Library services, see our COVID pages. For University-wide announcements, see Campus Updates. Additional questions? Please contact Access Services.


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