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Community Users Guide

A guide to assist community users with accessing and using the resources and services at the Patrick Power Library.

Browse our Subject Guides

Looking for subject-specific information? Check out our Research Guides.

Research Skills

University Archives

The Saint Mary's University Archives is located on the third floor of the Patrick Power Library.

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 11am to 1pm

Tuesday and Wednesday: 2pm to 4pm

Halifax Public Libraries

Can't find what you're looking for at SMU? Halifax Public Libraries has a wide range of material and e-resources available to everyone in the community. 

Check out the Halifax Public Libraries website below to:

  • search the catalogue
  • discover local history resources
  • register for English language learning services
  • book one-on-one technology training
  • book a private study room
  • find copies of the latest magazines, newspapers, and more!

Ask for Help

We're here to help! Connect with Research Help at the Patrick Power Library:


Phone: 902-420-5544

Text: 902-702-3057

Book an appointment: Research Help appointments are available in person and online on weekdays, evenings and weekends regularly and by request.

Online Chat + Screenshare:


Outside of the Library's Research Help hours, try Novanet Live Help. Live Help is an online chat-based reference service provided by Novanet libraries. This service is designed to respond to brief questions that can be answered quickly and effectively using online resources.