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International Students' Resource Guide

Virtual Library

Help for International Students

Library Information & Orientation

Research Help Desk

Ask questions - even when we look busy! We can help you:

  • Get started with your research
  • Find books and articles on your topic
  • Suggest databases to search
  • Help with printing and scanning
Circulation Desk
  • Borrow (check-out) books, magazines, other library items
  • Borrow a laptop
  • Add print credits to your account
  • Help with photocopying
  • Find books on Reserve Reading 
  • Send a fax

Current library hours (building is closed).

Virtual Library

Fall Session (September 8th-December 22nd) library hours for Access Services will be Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm, Saturday-Sunday: closed.

Fall Session (September 8th-December 22nd) library hours for Reference & Research Services will be Monday-Friday: 9am - 7pm, Saturday: 1:00pm-5:00pm, Sunday: closed.

Holidays (Library closed): Thanksgiving (October 12), Remembrance Day (November 11), Patronal Feast of the University (December 8).

Please email or text us at 902-702-3057. You can also use the LiveHelp chat box for asking questions.

For an up to date listing of all library services currently being offered please check

Featured Books for International Students

Getting Ahead as an International Student

How can I adapt to life at an English speaking university? How can I get good grades? This book unravels the background and culture of English speaking universities. It explains how you may be expected to learn and study in universities in English speaking countries, and how you can develop your skills to excel as an independent learner.

Barron's IELTS with Audio CDs

The IELTS test is used as a measure of English language proficiency by over 7,000 educational institutions, government departments and agencies, and professional organizations in 135 countries. This updated manual for ESL students covers all parts of the IELTS and all of its question types: multiple-choice, short answer, sentence completion, flowchart completion, graphs, tables, note taking, summarizing, labeling diagrams and maps, classification, matching, and selecting from a list.

The International Student's Guide studying in English at university

Whether embarking on a pre-degree foundation course or a postgraduate programme, this book will help students manage all the challenging aspects of studying through the medium of another language, in a new and different environment.

Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada

Each year, 700,000 students from around the world come to the United States and Canada to study. For many, the experience is as challenging as it is exciting. This title is designed to help students navigate the myriad issues they will encounter - from picking a program to landing a campus job