Library Facilities

Library facilities and services available for use by residents

W. K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library

The W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library is part the Dalhousie University Libraries system.  The Kellogg has multiple locations: the Tupper Medical Building on College St., the Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB at University and Summer St.), and a satellite service at the DMNB site in Saint John.  The Kellogg Library serves the students, faculty and staff at Dalhousie University, as well as health practitioners in the Maritime Provinces. To learn more about the Kellogg library, watch our introductory video.

Important phone numbers:

•    Kellogg Library (in the Tupper): (902) 494-2479
•    Kellogg Library Learning Commons (CHEB): (902) 494-2482
•    Kellogg at DMNB: (506) 648-5693
•    Email the Kellogg Library
•    Email Medicine librarians in Halifax or Saint John

Residents enjoy full library privileges at all Dalhousie University libraries. Access to e-books, e-journals, databases and mobile tools as well as services like mediated literature searches (for non-academic work) and document delivery are just some of the highlights for residents.

Explore the Dal Library's home page for more information, or go direct to our Health Sciences Resources page for quick access to key resources.  The library also has created a number of subject guides to help you navigate resources in various medical specialties.  

Residents based away from campus may also use the Library's web-based resources (see Remote Access to Library Resources below) by entering their Dalhousie NetID when prompted.

Kellogg Librarians are happy to assist by email, telephone, video conference, or in-person for research consultations, provide instruction on using library resources or advanced database searches and just generally answer any information needs you may have.

Don’t forget that we are happy to help with reference management, document delivery or any other facet of providing you with the best possible information and research support.

The Library provides computer workstations, laptops for loan (both PC and MAC), as well as on site laptop computer hook-ups and wireless access.

There are also group study rooms that can be booked online, designated quiet study areas, and after-hours card access upon application.

Novanet our online catalogue is shared with all the post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia. The search bar on the main page of the Libraries website searches Novanet. Through Novanet residents can use their library-validated student card to borrow materials online from all the Novanet libraries and have it delivered to one of the Dalhousie libraries for pick up. To use this service, you need to Register your DalCard.

Residents should also determine if the hospital they are based in has an in-house health sciences library as they will be able to access resources and services and will have library privileges there as well.

Residents who may be travelling and want to access other academic libraries may obtain a Council of Atlantic University Libraries Borrower’s card from the Kellogg Library, which will permit them to borrow materials directly from all university libraries in Canada.

If you are in the Saint John area, access the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick book collection, for information about the Hans W Klohn Commons' hours and services.

Hours: The Kellogg Library is open extensive hours during the academic term (early September to the end of May), and somewhat reduced during the summer months. Reference service is available year-round. These are the current library hours.

Loan Policies:

  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Reserve materials: Loan periods range from 2 hours to 1 week, depending on the item. Renewals are possible but must be made in person.
  • Books (except reserve and document delivery) can be returned anywhere in Nova Scotia, there is even a book drop at the Halifax farmers market. If you are not returning the item to the library you borrowed it from, drop it off a few days before the due date to ensure you do not incur any fines.

Document Delivery Services:

This is a free service for Dalhousie faculty, staff and students and requests can be made via our online form. See our quick video  

Please note: You must register in Novanet in order to use the Document Delivery service.

Register your DalCard here

Remote access to library resources:  To access a Dalhousie Libraries resource (database, e-journals, etc.) from off-campus review this video then give it a try.

Please note these tips regarding your Dalhousie username and password:

If you have forgotten your NetID, it can be reset here.

First time users must claim their Dal NetID password. Select the "New Users" tab and follow the instructions.