Changes to Library Services

We are pleased to welcome students, faculty, staff, and members of the public back into the library under very specific criteria.  Please respect all our attempts to ensure a safe environment and have patience as we work through these new processes and procedures.  We wish you all a great semester!

Visit our Knowledge Base for the answer to many of our frequently asked questions, tips, how-to's and much more. Can't find the answer to your question?  Submit a service ticket to library@stfx.ca, or if you need help with your research, take advantage our our Library Help Desk chat service, which is available from 1pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday, by clicking on the gold tab at the bottom of your screen.

To find out about the specific changes in the library as a result of COVID-19, click the link of interest to you or continue to scroll down the page.

Studying in the Library

Reference Services (Research Assistance)

Printing

IT Services

Getting Books & Journals @ StFX or From Other Libraries

Access to Special Collections

COVID-19 Protocols in the Library

Tramble Centre for Accessibility

Student Success Centre


Studying in the Library

  • All study spaces, including tables, study carrels, study rooms and couches will only be accessible via pre-booking using our new online reservation system
  • Seats located in "The Room of Requirement" and "The Dungeon" zone are designated eLearning Friendly. 
    • We recommend the use of noise-cancelling headphones while taking an online class in the library.  Please expect more noise compared to the rest of the library when booking in these zones.
  • Only visitors with a reservation for a room or seat, or a pre-arranged appointment with staff from the Library, IT Services, Student Success Centre or the Tramble Centre for Accessible Learning, will be admitted to the library.  All visitors must report to the Access Services desk.

Reference Services (Research Assistance)

Printing

  • Printers are available for anyone with space booking.  Click here to view a list of other accessible printers across campus if you don't have a space booking.

IT Services

  • There is no walk-up service for IT support until further notice.
  • For IT support, please use their online chat service found on the IT Services website or contact itservices@stfx.ca to create a service ticket.
  • In-person appointments will be arranged in advance and will either take place on-site or using the designated IT entrance at the left side doors of the library main entrance.

Getting Books & Journals @ StFX or From Other Libraries

  • Patrons are not permitted into our stacks to retrieve books, journals or other physical materials.  Please use our Request & Retrieve (a.k.a. Novanet Express) service to place a hold on items from our library or any other Library within the Novanet Consoritum (all academic libraries in Nova Scotia, plus Mount Alison University).
  • Use our Document Delivery service to request journal articles or chapters from books. Please be sure to respect copyright limits when using this service.   
  • To access materials from our library that cannot be requested (magazines, newspapers, etc.), please create a service ticket by sending an e-mail to library@stfx.ca. You will receive an email when your item is ready for pickup from the Access Services desk.
  • Please note that we are unable to bring in books and other physical items from outside the Novanet Consortium as most libraries across the country are either still closed or only serving their own patrons.

Access to Special Collections

  • Access to our special collections and archives will be available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact:  

COVID-19 Protocols in the Library

  • Masks and physical distancing will be required in the library at all times. 
  • You will note that many of our chairs will be labeled as unavailable.  Please respect these notices.  Unfortunately, we do not have the storage capacity to remove all the chairs and will require your cooperation to ensure our library is a safe place for all.
  • When using photocopiers or other shared electronics (printers, scanners, etc.) you are asked to sanitize or wash your hands both before and after using the equipment. 
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers and sanitization wipes are conveniently located throughout the library. 

Tramble Centre for Accessibility

  • Telephone or online appointments only until furhter notice.
  • For more information, please visit the Accessible Learning website.

Student Success Centre

  • Online appointments only until furhter notice.
  • For more information, please visit the Student Success Centre website.
 

Library News

Thu, October, 1, 2020

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Fri, September, 4, 2020

Please read the following message from our University Library regarding the reopening of the library on Tuesday, September 8th: