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Services and Facilities: Services for Faculty & Staff

The library is your go-to source for the materials you need for research and teaching. We have over 500,000 print and ebooks and 33,000 journals in the collection and have access to thousands more through consortial agreements. This guide lays out services that may be useful to you as a faculty member and provides an overview of our collections.

Library Login Info

Library Databases:

  • Use your MtA username & password (same as Connect and your email)

Library Account & Novanet

  • Use your MtA email address & same password as for Connect and your email

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Login = MtA ID #
  • Password = 4 digit PIN

Don't know your ID or PIN? Have questions? Email 

Suggest a Purchase

Request resources for the library collections using this form or contact your subject librarian 

Useful Non-Library Services

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Searching & Borrowing

Borrowing Library Materials (Circulating Items):

Your Mount Allison University ID card is your Library Card. Faculty and staff get term loans. Patrons can place recalls on items on loan, which may shorten a loan period.

As a member of the Novanet Library Consortium, you can borrow books from any academic library in Nova Scotia. Click "Request from Other Libraries" in the Novanet catalogue. This is a free library service using Canada Post. Items typically arrive within three days to a week. Standard loan periods apply.

You may renew items online through your Novanet account, by e-mail or phone by calling 506 364-2568 (R.P. Bell Library) or 506 364-2561 (Music Library).

Since 2020, Novanet libraries do not charge fines on overdue items with the exception of course reserves, recalled items, and some equipment. Learn more here.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL is a free service that provides copies or loans of items not available at MtA Libraries or our sister Novanet libraries. The databases and library catalogue should link you through to the Interlibrary Loan Form when needed. Questions? Contact our Interlibrary Loans and Copyright Coordinator (


Course Reserves

Placing books or other items on course reserve ensures all students have access to materials required for your courses. Place physical or electronic items on reserve by completing a web form or talking to our Access Services staff (

Librarian Services

What can subject librarians do for you?


Research Help

Librarians and archivists can use their domain expertise to provide specialized research help for you and your students. They are experts at locating resources and can help you get access to resources from across Novanet and beyond.


Collection Development

Subject librarians are responsible for purchasing new materials in their subject areas. If there's something that isn't in our collection that you would like us to purchase, contact your subject librarian.


Instruction Sessions

Your subject librarian is available for workshops and classes in the library, teaching lab, classroom, or outside of class time. Topics can include domain-specific research skills, general library skills, evaluating and citing sources, and other key components of Information Literacy Instruction.

Subject librarians can also work with you to develop classes and workshops geared towards your specific courses and projects. Get in touch to learn more!

Publishing and Research Data Management

Your research is an important part of your work as faculty, and the library is equipped to support you throughout the research and publishing process.


Scholarly Communication

Your subject librarian can help you navigate the changing landscape of scholarly publishing. If you're looking to publish in an open access journal, or looking for the best venue for your research, their knowledge of publishing venues will help you make the most impact with your publications. With their expertise in knowledge translation and knowledge mobilization, subject librarians can help you plan new ways of communicating your research with wider audiences and creating meaningful outcomes and impacts. If you have questions about resources, venues, copyright, embargoes, or any other part of the publishing process, reach out to your librarian.


Research Data Management

Mount Allison is in the process of developing a new institutional strategy for research data management, RDA@MtA, which will lay out how research data is created, handled, and preserved at Mount Allison. The new policy, currently in draft form, will meet the requirements of the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy in promoting responsible data stewardship. If your research receives Tri-Agency funding, your grant will require you to submit plans for data management and deposit. For support with RDM and using Mount Allison's Dataverse repository, contact Elizabeth Stregger, Data and Digital Services Librarian and check out our RDM subject guide

Have questions? Ask us!

      Ask us! | 506-364-2568


Get research help with your subject librarian in person, by phone, or online


Borrowing & Renewals

Access Services

Questions about borrowing and renewing? 

R.P. Bell Library:


Music Library:


Renew books / check your library account online:

Librarians & Archivist

Anne LePage | 506-364-2691
(on sabbatical leave until June 30, 2024)

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

Elizabeth Millar | 506-364-2386 | Request appointment
Canadian Studies | German | History | Indigenous Studies | Rare Books & Special Collections | Women's & Gender Studies

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

Elle Archibald | 506-364-2572 | Request appointment
English | Modern Languages & Literatures (French, Japanese, Linguistics, Spanish) | Philosophy | Religious Studies

Jeff Lilburn | Retired 2023

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

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

Steve Geier | 506-364-2237 | Request appointment
Biology | Biochemistry | Chemistry | Health Studies | Physics | Psychology | Science of Aviation | 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.

When in doubt, just reach out!