Closure Notice

Nova Scotia Archives will be closed to in person researchers on Thursday, December 14th and Friday, December 15th. The Archives will re-open on Saturday, December 16th at 10 am. This temporary closure is necessary to prepare for the installation of mobile shelving. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


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 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 10:30 am.

(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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