Extended hours at Dalhousie Libraries


The end is almost here! Fear not, the Dal Libraries are here for you, providing you with longer hours to linger in the library with your favourite study buddy or night owl.

For more information about the Night Owl program at the Killam Library, see here.

Killam Memorial Library
Effective March 15- April 27

Sundays: 10 a.m.–3 a.m.*

Mondays-Thursdays: 8 a.m.–3 am.

Fridays: 8 a.m.–midnight

Saturdays: 10 a.m.–midnight**

*Access to the Killam Library from midnight to 3 a.m. is for Dalhousie and King’s students only. Students must have their student ID with them to get in. Regular library services are not offered during this time, students will have access to the South Learning Commons or the atrium.

** In addition to these late night hours, we’ll be extending our opening hours on Saturday and Sunday mornings, opening at 8 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. on the following dates:

March 28 and 29

April 4 & 5

April 11 & 12

April 18 & 19

April 25 & 26

MacRae Library
Effective March 23 –April 21:

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–midnight

Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.–midnight

Sexton Design & Technology Library
Effective April 10th – 28th:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – midnight

Saturday: 10:00am – midnight

Sunday: 10:00am -midnight

Sir James Dunn Law Library

Thursday, April 2: 8 a.m.–10:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 9: 8 a.m.–10:45 p.m.

Friday, April 10: 4 p.m.–10:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 11: 6–10:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 16: 6–10:45 p.m.

W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library
Effective February 27 –April 18:

Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–11 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.–11 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.


Back door to the Killam Library broken

The back door to the Killam (leading to Howe Hall) is broken. It will be fixed as soon as possible.
Please use the front door to the library on University Avenue.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

UPDATE (2:35 P.M.)

The back door to the Killam is working again. A special shout out to Glen Deveau and Facilities Management for getting it fixed so quickly!

eBook Days @ Dal Schedule

eBookdaysfeatureimageDid you know that the Dalhousie Libraries provide access to over 400,000 electronic books, in every subject area?

eBooks offer many great features you may not be aware of. Join us for a day of discussion and information sharing at “eBook Days at Dal,” a special event hosted by the Dalhousie Libraries in partnership with publishers Elsevier, Proquest and Springer. Publisher reps will be on hand to answer your questions and give out cool freebies.

When: Tuesday March 17 and Wednesday, March 18

Event Schedule:

MacRae Library
Tuesday, March 17

9 – 11 a.m.   Meet representatives from Elsevier and Springer and ask the experts any questions you have about eBooks and their products

Sexton Library
Tuesday, March 17

2 – 4 p.m.   Meet representatives from Elsevier and Springer and ask the experts any questions you have about eBooks and their products

Kellogg Library
Wednesday, March 18

9 – 11 a.m. Meet representatives from Proquest, Elsevier and Springer and ask the experts any questions you have about eBooks and their products (Tupper Link)

Killam Library
Wednesday, March 18

12 – 1:30 p.m. Author Workshop with Springer and Elsevier * (G70)
* Geared toward future authors as well as those interested in learning about available author tools, these workshops will offer advice from the experts, with an opportunity for discussion as well as Q&A.‎ Springer will host the first half of the workshop and Elsevier the second half.

2 – 4 p.m. Meet and greet with representatives from Proquest, Elsevier and Springer and ask the experts any questions you have about eBooks and their products (Killam Lobby)

Fill out the following survey for a chance to win a prize! https://surveys.dal.ca/opinio/s?s=27818

Results from this eBooks survey will help us make decisions about future purchases and services at Dal. The survey will be open from March 16-31.

If you have any questions about eBook Days @ Dal please email kellelec@dal.ca.


Interested in streaming video for your classroom?

The Dalhousie Libraries are offering trial access to Films On Demand until April 3, 2015.

Films On Demand, a service of Films Media Group, is a web-based digital video service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere.
Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. You can also organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, and personalize folders.

To view the trial portion of these collections, use:

Username: Dalhousiedemo
Password: demopass

World Cinema Collection

Master Academic Package

Master Career & Tech Ed Package

Archival Films & Newsreels Collection

Please send any feedback to Heather MacFadyen (heather.macfadyen@dal.ca) by April 3, 2015.

Dalhousie Libraries Respond to Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications

TriagencyopenaccessOn February 27, 2015, an announcement was made about a harmonized policy on access to research publications by the three federal granting agencies, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

In anticipation, the Dalhousie Libraries have been working to develop resources and services to assist the Dal research community in understanding and complying with these new requirements, and is pleased to announce a new component in the Open Access Subject Guide resource. This component outlines and provides resource links to information about the Tri-Agency Policy and suggests two paths through which Dalhousie researchers will be able to comply with the open access policy.

One path, the green option, allows researchers to choose to deposit their articles in an online repository like DalSpace, which is the official repository for Dalhousie University, or to deposit their content into a subject-based disciplinary repository. The other path, the gold option, provides the researcher with the alternative of publishing their research in a journal that permits immediate open access to the article. Many of these journals charge a fee, called an author processing fee, to authors to make the article open access. This fee can be claimed as part of the application for research funding.

“The Dalhousie Libraries continue to provide advice to Dalhousie researchers related to issues around open access and will be pleased to provide support related to the Tri-Agency announcement.” noted Michael Moosberger, Associate University Librarian Research & Scholarly Communications.

For additional information about the tri-agency policy, or for additional information about the process for depositing research publications under the Tri-Agency requirements, please review the Subject Guide resource at the link provided above or contact the Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Team at: scholarly.communications@dal.ca