Gaia, viewed from Space (image courtesy NASA)
The Dalhousie University Libraries serves the needs of students, faculty, and staff by strengthening the university’s learning and research communities with our expertise, spaces, and collections. With five libraries, two learning commons, archival collections, a Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) Centre, and a Copyright Office, we provide timely, context-sensitive service to our users, whether they are at one of our physical locations or using our online resources. We employ a user-focused philosophy of anticipating, listening to, and responding to the needs of those we serve.
We belong to Novanet, a consortium of Nova Scotian university and community college libraries. Through Novanet, our users can tap into the library resources of the other post-secondary institutions in the province, as well as Live Help, an instant-messaging service that puts users in touch with librarians for a live chat version of the traditional reference interview. Beyond the holdings in our extensive research collection and the resources at other Novanet libraries, through Document Delivery, we can bring to you the resources from library collections around the world.