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Library Services

Services to the public

Members of the public may visit the library and use the collection during regular daytime hours. Library materials may be borrowed through interlibrary loan, with some exceptions; reference books, legislative materials, and fragile texts may only be used in-house. Loans are for two weeks. Staff assistance to the public may be limited depending on the activities of the House of Assembly.

Photocopies are 25 cents per page; copyright restrictions apply.

Service to Nova Scotia government employees

The library collection is available to members of the NS Civil Service during regular hours. NS government employees may borrow from the collection; loans are for two weeks and may be renewed by phone or email. Selected material, such as reference books, legislative documents and fragile items, may only be used in-house.

NS government employees may make photocopies at no charge. Copyright restrictions apply.

Hours of operation

During the Session

The Library is open from 8:30 am until the House rises for the day and as directed by the Speaker of the House of Assembly.

Regular hours

When the Legislature is not in session. 
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. -  12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


2nd Floor,
Province House
1726 Hollis Street
B3J 2P8

Phone number: 

Can I do research at / borrow books from the Legislative Library?

The library is open to the general public from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.  Circulating materials may be borrowed directly by MLAs and their staff, press, and Nova Scotia government employees. The general public may request material on interlibrary loan through their local library.