Patrick Power Library services continue online

Library services

While you can't visit the Patrick Power Library in person, we are still open and offering services online and through alternative methods of instruction and supports. Answers to additional questions related to the library will be shared as they become available.

Please email access@smu.ca with any questions.

Research assistance

Research support is available virtually:

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 1-5 p.m.

Please email research@smu.ca or text us at 902-702-3057.

You can also use the LiveHelp chat box for asking questions.

Returning books

All borrowing periods for library books/materials have been extended until May 30, 2020. Please do not return materials currently borrowed to the library or to the book drop. 

This is a Novanet-wide decision, so items borrowed from other university and college libraries in Nova Scotia and from Mount Allison are not due until May 30.

Document delivery - electronic

We are working to fill requests for articles, book chapters, and other items that can be provided electronically. We are unable to accept requests for books, or other physical library items at this time. If you currently have any items borrowed through interlibrary loan, please keep them until the library is open again to the public.

Please email ill@smu.ca  with any questions.

Copyright

Our e-book and journal article collections can easily be linked in Brightspace to provide classroom readings. Faculty, please email copyright@smu.ca for assistance with linking library e-book or article material in Brightspace.

Subject guides

Guides to library resources by subject are available here.

Library collections

Online collections are available from the Library website. Novanet Items borrowed from other university and college libraries in Nova Scotia and from Mount Allison are not due until May 30, 2020. Please email access@smu.ca with any questions.

Electronic resources

Books: The library has more than 350,000 e-book titles available online that you can access using your S: number.

We also provide over 30,000 online scholarly journals. The majority of our journal article collection remains available to researchers and students 24/7.

Statistics

If you need Canadian social statistics, international financial data, or the latest corporate balance sheets and stock prices, the library resources are available online. Please refer to the Statistics & Data Guide for more information.

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