Nova Scotia Archives

Wednesday Evening and Saturday Service

Wednesday Evening and Saturday Service

The Reading Rooms are open for extended hours from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesdays and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays. During these extended open hours the following limited services are available:

Archival Assistants are available for consultation. Researchers have access to:

  • open shelf microfilm holdings (20,000 reels)
  • select digitized maps and photograph holdings
  • all finding aids and card catalogues
  • extensive genealogical resource tools
  • open-shelf library holdings
  • pre-booked archival and library materials

Pre-booking: 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 Retrieval Desk on the 3rd floor before 3:00 pm Wednesday for Wednesday evening use and before 3:00 pm on Friday for Saturday use. Requests can be submitted to the Retrieval Desk via e-mail: or phone 902-424-6055. Exact call number or reference code required.

For example:

Archival Holdings

Sample Request Slip - Archives

and Library Holdings

Sample Request Slip - Library