Library Operations

On-Campus Research Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment to receive research help in person, book an appointment here.

Please keep in mind this appointments are made at least 24 hours in advance and you must also book a visit to the library in preparation for your visit to campus.

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

Live Help (online chat)

Archives Appointments

Visits to the Archives are available by appointment only.  If you are planning to do research at the MSVU Archives, please contact the Archives at or 902-457-6402.

Novanet Partner Libraries

Library Hours of Operation & Online Research Help Hours

The Library & Archives is operating both virtually and on-campus.  Online Research Help is available.  Please visit the Library & Archives Guide to Resources & Services for an overview of our virtual and on-campus operations. We will continue to check voicemail during virtual operations. Thank you for your patience and understanding! 


MSVU Campus Map

Research Help Hours

Research Help service is offered via email (, web conferencing (book an appointment), and in-person, by appointment.

Winter 2021:

  • Mon - Friday, 10 AM - 8 PM online, 10 AM - 6 PM on-campus by appointment.
  • Saturday, 12 Noon - 6 PM - email service (no on-campus service)
  • Sunday, 12 Noon - 4 PM - online appointments (no on-campus service)

Please check the monthly calendar for holidays, intersession hours, and other exceptions.

Contact the Library

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


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