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Teaching English as a Second Language

A guide to help TESL students and instructors get started with research and study at Saint Mary's University.

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Library Information

The Library building is open during the following hours:

Monday July 4 - Sunday August 14, 2022

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 1 - 9 PM
  • August 1 (Natal Day): 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Monday August 15 - Sunday August 21, 2022

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 1-9 p.m.

Please visit the Saint Mary’s Alert Information website for information about campus-wide closures, and monitor the Library’s Twitter page for Library closure alerts

The Research Help team is available to help with assignments during the following hours:

Spring/Summer Term, Monday May 9 - Tuesday September 6, 2022

In person

  • Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Online (chat, text, email)

  • Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Closed on holidays


Spring/Summer Term Intersessions, June 23-July 3 and August 18-September 6, 2022

In person: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Online (chat, text, email): Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on holidays


Connect with Research Help via the website:

Email, text, phone (902-420-5544), or make an appointment through our booking form


Click here to book a study room

Outside of scheduled hours, try Novanet Live Help, 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.