Help with Library Research

Research Help Hours

Online:

  • October 1 - 31 (e-mail or appointment)
    • Monday - Thursday, 10AM - 7PM
    • Friday,10AM - 4PM
    • Saturday, 11AM - 3PM (e-mail only)

In-person:

  • October 1 - 31 (appointments have priority)
    • Monday - Friday, 10AM - 4PM
    • Saturday, 11AM - 3PM

Exceptions:

October 11th - Thanksgiving - Closed

Research Help Appointments

Meet for advice on defining your topic, developing your research strategy, or locating and using subject-specific sources. 

Research Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. 

If you need to cancel an on-campus appointment, please contact us at library@msvu.ca, or call 902-457-6250, or use the cancellation link in your confirmation email.

Online Research Appointments

This service will run 10 AM - 7 PM Monday to Thursday and 10 AM - 4 PM on Friday. Online appointments will be held on Microsoft Teams or BB Collaborate. You will receive a link to your appointment at least one hour before the appointment is to begin.

On-Campus Research Appointments

This service will run 10 AM - 4 PM Monday to Friday and 11 AM - 3 PM on Saturday. On-campus appointments will be held in person at the MSVU Library. Please check in at the Library front desk no more than 5 minutes before your appointment is to begin. You must observe all public health protocols during your appointment. This is not a drop-in service. On-Campus appointments must be booked ahead of time.

MSVU LibChat

This service will run 11AM - 3PM Monday to Thursday. When the service is running,  you will be able to chat directly with MSVU Library staff. You can get help with things like library account login issues, citation resources, simple research help questions, and more.

Because the service is aimed at providing quick service to basic questions, you may be referred for a research help appointment if it is determined that more in-depth help is required.

Novanet LiveHelp

An online chat-based reference service provided by Novanet libraries.

Information about Live Help

Contact the Library

The Mount Library
15 Lumpkin Rd
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6

library@msvu.ca

902-457-6250

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