Specialized Collections

Archives - The University Archives is the central repository for the collecting, arranging, describing, and preserving of material that documents the history of StFX and its chancellor, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Celtic Collection - The Celtic Collection, also known as the Father Charles Brewer Celtic Collection, represents the heritage and culture of the founders of the university. It is the largest of its kind in Canada, and one of the most significant in North America.

Coady/Extension Story - Masters of Their Own Destiny: The Coady Story in Canada and Across the World is a portal to the history and a window on the present day of the Antigonish Movement, the StFX Extension Department and the Coady International Institute.

Gael Stream / Sruth nan Gaiheal (Pre-release content only) - Gael Steam / Sruth nan Gaidheal is a comprehensive digital resource of material relating predominantly to Nova Scotias living Gaelic tradition.

Government Documents - This is a guide to the government documents collected by the StFX Library, to those online available to our users, and to related services provided by our Government Documents Coordinator.

Music / Audio / Visual / Microform Room - The Music/AV/Microform Room contains our audio and visual recordings, as well as our microform collection of newspapers and journals.

StFX Digital Collections - The StFX Digital Collections provide access to a rich cache of primary and secondary research resources in the StFX Library. Th includes documents that encompass descriptions & histories, both past and present, of StFX, the local communities and the region.

ESL Collection - The Library has a small collection of books and audio-visual tools to assist those who wish to improve their English as a Second Language (ESL) skills. The collection includes dictionaries, grammar and vocabulary builders, practice tests for TOEFL, TESL, and IELTS, specialized materials for Nursing, Business and the Sciences, and a selection of easy readers.

At Your Leisure Collection - The "At Your Leisure" Collection is a collaboration between the Angus L. Macdonald Library and the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (PARL) to promote leisure reading within the StFX community.

New Books - View the latest books to be added to our collection, updated monthly.  Also, view all new books by department purchased within the last year.

Newspapers - View a mix of current and historical editions from local, national and international publications.



Library News

Fri, October, 11, 2019

Since the hack of the University’s systems and subsequent shutdown of our local servers in November of last year, library staff have been working to restore access to our digital collections (yearbooks, StFX... Read more

Wed, September, 4, 2019

Get a jump on your papers and research - sign up for one of our Research Skills Workshops today!


Wed, June, 19, 2019

We are happy to announce that access to Gaelstream has been partially restored on a new host (https://stfx.cairnrepo.org/islandora/object/... Read more

Mon, June, 17, 2019

Please be advised that we are migrating our Digital Collections to a new platform over the next few weeks and access to these collections will be limited. If you have an urgent need for items from any of these... Read more

Tue, March, 19, 2019

Please be advised that Google Scholar is not working for off-campus users when accessed via the the Angus L. MacDonald Library website.  Off-campus users will not see the “Check for full text @ X” link, however... Read more