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Music Library: COVID-19 Services

Welcome to the Alfred Whitehead Music Library!

UPDATED 23 AUGUST 2022: The MtA Libraries & Archives are open to Mount Allison students, faculty and staff as well as to community users. 

Masks are required when:

  • on Library main floor
  • in the Music Library
  • moving around
  • interacting with staff

See Library hours

Connecting from Off Campus

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 & Archivist

Librarians & Archivists

Gavin Goodwin | 364-2561
Music, Fine Arts, Classics, Visual & Material Culture, Museum & Curatorial Studies

Laura Landon | 364-2572
Commerce, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Government Information, Politics & International Relations, Law, Sociology

Christine LeBlanc | 364-2386
Canadian Studies, German Literature, History, Indigenous Studies, Military & Naval Sciences, Rare Books & Special Collections, Women's & Gender Studies

Anne LePage | 364-2691
Religious Studies, Philosophy, Spanish, Japanese

Jeff Lilburn | 364-2237
Drama, English Literature, French Language & Literature, Linguistics, Psychology, Screen Studies

David Mawhinney (University Archivist) | 364-2563

Elizabeth Millar |  (On sabbatical leave until July 1, 2023)

Elizabeth Stregger | 364-2610
Data and Digital Services, Health Studies, Science of Aviation, Science Consultations (by appointment)

Want to know more about the Library of Congress Classification System? See the Understanding Call Numbers section of the Research Tips page.

The Library is here to answer your questions and help you find information you need. 

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Services affected by Covid:

Library Services


Research help 

Available virtually:

Librarian research consultations

Available virtually (email, telephone, Teams/Zoom, etc.)

Citation assistance

Available virtually:

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 
  • Browse print stacks during open hours 
  • Request books via by placing a hold in Novanet.
  • Books-by-mail service is available for students and staff who are not on campus. Details here.

See also Ebooks 

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

Special Collections

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

Services affected due to shifting library hours

Library services Notes (where applicable):
Borrowing physical items   

Access to course reserves

Loan renewals 
Loan returns
  • Contact-free drop box always available, located just outside the R.P. Bell Library main doors
  • Not in Sackville? Return books to any Novanet member library in Nova Scotia
Printing, photocopying, & scanning
Equipment borrowing (Mac chargers, laptops, etc.)  
Study & group spaces

Services always available:  

Library Services Availability
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.


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Librarians are available to meet with you by phone or online.   

Open Educational Resources logo

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.

Fair Dealing in Exceptional Circumstances

Sam Trosow, associate professor of Law and Information Science at Western University, has posted an analysis of Canadian fair dealing in these exceptional COVID-19 circumstances.  Details here

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