Research and Information Services

Research and Information Services houses a collection of materials such as books, journals, maps, aerial photographs, Crown land grants, and others. We collect and maintain a collection of resources that supports the work of the Department of Natural Resources. Our resources include information on geoscience, mining, land use, forestry, wildlife, Crown land, and related topics.

We serve Department of Natural Resources staff, provincial and federal government personnel, mining and forestry industries, prospectors, scientists, consultants, educators, students and the general public.

Please contact us at or 902 424 8633 if you have any questions.

Librarian: Tracy Lenfesty
Library Assistant: Janelle Brenton

Wireless internet access

Wireless internet access is available, please ask staff for the password. Read our internet access policy.

Public Access Computers

We have two public access computers with internet access, we cannot provide access to word processing or other programs. DNR maintains several online databases and GIS applications on our website, please ask us if you need help with any of these applications.

It is not necessary to reserve a computer.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are allowed in the reading area.


8.30am-4pm, Monday to Friday excluding holidays. No appointment necessary.


Black and white photocopies/prints, letter, legal or ledger size: $0.10 per page Colour photocopies/prints, letter, legal or ledger size: $0.22 per page

White Print (maps, large): $3.70 + HST

Publications and published maps: prices vary, please contact us for more information.

Interlibrary Loans: no cost
Reference Services: no cost

DNR Publications - Ordering Information

Please contact us if you wish to order DNR publications or maps.

We require prepayment on all orders. We accept Visa, Mastercard, cheque or money order. Cheques and money orders must be in Canadian dollars. Cheques should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Visitors may pay with cash or by the methods above, we cannot accept payment by direct debit.


5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be added on all text documents (e.g. reports, open file reports, papers, pamphlets, etc.) and 15% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on all maps, digital products, and also on shipping and handling.


Shipping charges are as follows:
Total Cost of Order:
Under $5.00 - $1.75
$5- 25 - $3.50
$25-75 - $5.40
$75-200 - $10.50
$200+ - 5% of total