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Research Help: Ask a Librarian

Librarians & Archivist

Librarians & Archivist Winter 2021

Anita Cannon | 364-2572
On sabbatical leave July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Laura Landon | 939-2125
Commerce, Economics, Environmental Studies, Government Information, Languages & Linguistics, Sociology

Anne LePage | 364-2691
Anthropology, Music, Religious Studies, Spanish Literature

Jeff Lilburn | 364-2237
Drama, English, French Literature, Philosophy, Psychology

David Mawhinney (University Archivist) | 364-2563
Archives

Elizabeth Millar | 364-2386
Canadian Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, Military & Naval Sciences, Politics & International Relations, Rare Books & Special Collections, Women's & Gender Studies

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

Other subject areas, including Classics, Fine Arts, and Visual & Material Culture: Please e-mail Infodesk@mta.ca

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

Have a Question? We can Help!

Reference Service and Research Help

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

There are several ways to reach us:

  • By phone or by email:

- Main Library Virtual Research Help Desk: 506-364-2564 | infodesk@mta.ca
- Music Library: 506-364-2561 | musiclibrary@mta.ca
- Archives: 506-364-2563 | archives@mta.ca

  • By online chat using our “Ask a Librarian” Chat Reference Service (above right)  
     
  • By contacting your Subject Librarian (see list on this page)

Access Services

Access Services staff provide assistance with borrowing library materials, including course reserves and inter-library loans. They also handle  library accounts (barcodes, PINs and book renewals), seat and study room bookings, photocopiers/printers/scanners, and general inquiries.   

You can contact Access Services at:

The R.P. Bell Library:

The Music Library:

You may also renew books online:

General Inquiries:

The Mount Allison libraries and post-secondary libraries in Nova Scotia provide an online help service, Novanet Live Help

This service is for simple questions only (e.g. “Where is this book located?” or “How do I access the full text of this article?”).  For more complex questions, please use the Ask a Librarian chat reference service or contact a librarian directly (see above for details).  

Archives

The University Archives makes available for research purposes the historical records of Mount Allison institutions and selected records from the local community.  These include materials such as annual reports, academic calendars, minutes of meetings, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, maps, and architectural records.

The Archives office is located on the third floor of the R.P. Bell Library.

Contact the University Archivist:  506-364-2563 | archives@mta.ca

The Mount Allison Libraries and Archives

Inside the R.P. Bell Library

Research Help Desk
Convocation 2017 procession by the R.P. Bell Library
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Librarians are available to meet with you by phone or online.