COVID-19: September 2020 Update

COVID-19: September 2020 Update

September 16, 2020

Welcome and Welcome Back to All Acadia Students

As with so many activities and sites on campus, the library is also going to look different when classes resume on September 21st, 2020.

The library will be open from 10am until 7pm on Mondays through to Thursday, 10am-5pm on Fridays and 12pm-5pm on the weekends. Only the main floor of the library will be open this term.

Library space is public; this means that faculty, staff, and students are required to wear a mask for the entire time they are in the library, even in private spaces.


Students can book an individual study space on the main floor of the library. Unfortunately, due to current COVID restrictions, group study space is not available at the current time. Individual study space bookings are available online and are for between 2.5-5 hours at a time.


Printers/photocopiers/scanners are now all in one. You will be able to send print jobs in colour or black and white to printers, now located to the right of the entrance. You will be able to use you ID card to tap to release your print job. (Technology Services Hub article: How to Connect to an On-Campus Acadia Printer)

Books and Physical Resources

During the fall term, if you need something from our stacks, we’ll go and get it for you. Requests for materials from the Acadia Library should be completed in the Novanet catalogue and can be picked within 24 hours. Items from Novanet can also be requested this way but will take a little longer to get here. This video gives step by step instructions on how to order materials.

Print Journal Articles

Students can e-mail to request single journal articles from the library’s print collection be scanned and e-mailed to them. We expect to fulfill these requests within 72 hours depending on staff availability, demand, and compliance with copyright law.

Librarians/Research Help

Librarians are still here to help you find great resources, search databases and journal collections, cite your sources properly, set up Zotero, and much more. There is a librarian for every subject at Acadia. To find yours, just type “help” into the search box on the library home page, scroll down to the “Library Website” box, and click “Ask for Help”. There you'll find a list of all the subject librarians and archivists, as well as all the other ways you can get help in person, by e-mail, by phone, or by chat.

Off-campus Access

Off-campus access to our materials is exactly the same as on campus. Search for what you need in the library search box and when you find what you’re looking for, you will be prompted for your Acadia id and password to get to ebooks and journal articles. Contact your librarian if you get stuck.

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