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Music Library: COVID-19 Services

Welcome to the Alfred Whitehead Music Library!

UPDATED 23 OCTOBER 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

Use your Mount A username with the @mta suffix and 14+ character password.


Librarians & Archivist

By your subject librarian: email, phone or "Request appointment"

  Anne LePage | 506-364-2691
Religious Studies | Philosophy | Japanese and Spanish Language & Literature

  Christine LeBlanc | 506-364-2386 | Request appointment
Canadian Studies | French Language & Literature | German Literature | History | Indigenous Studies | Linguistics | Military & Naval Sciences | Rare Books & Special Collections | Women's & Gender Studies

  David Mawhinney | 506-364-2563 
University Archives: Mount Allison historical records, selected local community records  

  Elizabeth Millar | 506-364-2386
(on sabbatical leave until July 1, 2023)

  Elizabeth Stregger | 506-364-2610 | Request appointment
Data and Digital Services | Science of Aviation | Math, Computer Science, and Physics (by appointment) 

  Gavin Goodwin | 506-364-2561 | Request appointment
Music | Fine Arts | English | Drama & Screen Studies | Classics | Visual & Material Culture | Museum & Curatorial Studies

  Jeff Lilburn | 506-364-2237
(on leave) 

  Laura Landon | 506-364-2572 | Request appointment
Commerce | Business of Aviation | Economics | Environmental Studies | Geography | Government Information | Politics & International Relations | Sociology

  Steve Geier | Request appointment
Biology | Biochemistry | Chemistry | Health Studies | Psychology | Zotero Help | Open Access

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. 

Reach us by:

email us

chat with us  

phone us 

book an appointment 


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Book a research appointment with a Subject Librarian

Services affected by Covid:

Library Services


Research help 

Available in-person at Research Help Desk or virtually:

Librarian research consultations

Available in-person or virtually:

Citation assistance

Available in-person or virtually:

Access to R.P. Bell & Music Libraries

Libraries are open to everyone. 


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


Contact Archives for info

See also Archives Descriptions Database

Special Collections

Contact Special Collections for info

Interlibrary loans Available

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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Book an appointment with a librarian

Librarians are available to meet with you in person, 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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