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Library Services during COVID-19

Information and updates on the University of King's College Library services during COVID-19.

Library Updates

The University of King’s College Library is closed for public health reasons due to the Nova Scotia State of Emergency relating to COVID-19.

Loans: All due dates have been extended to September 30, 2020, Novanet-wide. This applies to all items borrowed from the University of King’s College Library and every other university and community college library in Nova Scotia, as well as Mount Allison University Library in New Brunswick.

Returns: Items may be returned to the book drop bin at the rear of the Library. 

Fines: Library fines will not be accrued during this time. 

Interlibrary Loans: Requests for physical items have been suspended at this time. However, journal articles or chapters of books (i.e. items which can be scanned) can still be obtained and delivered in electronic format. You can place a request here. 

Research Help: Online research assistance is available through Live Help. You can also email for assistance. 

Curbside Pickup: Curbside pickup is being provided to King's and Dalhousie faculty, students, and staff. Requests for library items can be made by emailing

When making a request, please provide:

  • Your name
  • Banner number
  • Barcode number
  • Title
  • Author
  • Call number of the item(s) requested

Off-Campus Access to E-Resources

As a King's student, you have full access to Dalhousie's electronic resources including e-books, journal articles, and databases. 

The most seamless access point is via the Library's online catalogue, which establishes your institutional affiliation.

When asked for credentials, log in with your NetID and password.


Access e-books, journal articles, and more by searching Novanet.

Search for a specific database or browse Dalhousie's list of databases here.

Search for a specific e-journal or browse Dalhousie's list of e-journals here.

Explore the Library's subject guides here.​ 

Research, Writing, & Citing Sources

Find information on the most common citation styles (MLA, Chicago, and APA), along with resources to help organize your references and guides on avoiding plagiarism. Check with your instructor to find out which format is preferred. 

There are a variety of resources available to you that will assist you with organizing your references and ensuring your citations are correct. Here are a few listed below