Nova Scotia Archives


Administrative Office

Monday to Friday:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Public Research Rooms, Meeting Rooms and Gallery

8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
8:30 am to 8:00 pm (a)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm (b)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (a)
Closed (c)

(a) Open Wednesday evening and Saturdays for self-guided research with open shelf and pre-booked materials available. Researchers have access to:

  • all open shelf microfilm holdings
  • all open-shelf library holdings
  • all finding aids and card catalogues
  • extensive resource tools which include select digitized maps and photograph holdings
  • pre-booked archival and library materials

In order to pre-book materials for use on Wednesday evening or Saturday, researchers must leave a request slip for the required material at the third floor reference desk before 3:00 pm Wednesday for Wednesday evening use and before 3:00 pm on Friday for Saturday use. Requests may also be submitted via e-mail at archivesnovascotia.ca or phone 902-424-6060. The full call number and/or reference code is required to pre-book material.

(b) Please note a delayed opening on the first Thursday of each month. The Archives will open to researchers at 12:00 pm noon.

(c) Closed on Sundays, Statutory Holidays, and Holiday Weekends. Researchers and visitors are advised to consult the Holiday Schedule to confirm Statutory Holidays observed in Nova Scotia.

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