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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 Library will be open to King’s students, faculty, and staff only.


A maximum of 10 users may be in the Library at one time.

King’s students may select a study space for three hours at time by using the new library space booking system.

Study space bookings are available for the following periods:

Monday – Friday:  10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. — 5 p.m. 

Wednesday evening:  6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Saturday afternoon:  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Each user must sign in and out and provide contact information for tracing.

Each user must comply with Nova Scotia Government health and safety requirements, including wearing a mask and maintaining physical distancing.


Borrowing materials

King’s students will be given term loans on materials borrowed from King’s Library.

The stacks are closed.  Library staff will retrieve books for borrowers.

Users may request books from other Novanet Libraries to be delivered to King’s Library.

Interlibrary loans are available to request articles.  Books are available to borrow from some institutions, although with delays.

Curbside pickup is available for those who do not wish to come into the Library.


Online assistance

Online research assistance is available through LiveHelp. 

If you have any questions, please email or call (902) 422-1271 ext. 171.

Off-Campus Access to E-Resources

As a King's student, you have remote access to King's and Dalhousie's e-books, databases, and e-journals through the Library's online catalogue.

The most seamless access point to these e-resources is via the Library's online catalogue, which lists holdings from all university and community college libraries in Nova Scotia, and from Mount Allison University library in New Brunswick. 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.

Access streaming video collections here.​ 

Explore King's Library's subject guides here.​ 

Watch Dalhousie Libraries' video tutorials here.​ 

Find items in libraries near you by searching WorldCat.

Get technical support (netID assistance, wireless connection, Brightspace and more) 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

CAUL/CURBA Borrowing Privileges

As a King’s student, you may request a Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement card from King’s Library to facilitate borrowing from academic libraries in your home province. The CURBA card gives in-person borrowing privileges at Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL) institutions and at participating libraries.