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Research Help: Ask a Librarian

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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 icon  By email icon

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 icon

By online chat using our Ask a Librarian Chat Reference Service

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Request an appointment with a subject librarian icon

By contacting your Subject Librarian

- Use our new booking request form!

- Reach us by phone or email:

Renée Belliveau | 364-2563
Acting University Archivist

Anita Cannon | 364-2572
Commerce, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, German Literature, Government Information, Law, Languages & Linguistics

Gavin Goodwin | 364-2561
Music, Fine Arts, Classics, and Visual & Material Culture

Anne LePage | 364-2691
Religious Studies, Sociology

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

David Mawhinney (University Archivist) | 364-2563
(On sabbatical leave until July 1, 2022)

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)

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