The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library is part of the Information Management Section of the Planning Secretariat. The Library serves Department of Natural Resources staff, provincial and federal government personnel, mining and forestry industries, prospectors, scientists, consultants, educators, students and the general public.
The DNR Library is once again open for our regular hours, 8.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday. Books, bound journals, maps, and aerial photos are available. Our wireless internet access is back and so are the public access computers. Our "white print" copier is now available, but we are not yet able to unpack all of our current periodicals or statutes. Please check this page for updates. We hope to be back to normal soon!
Wireless internet access
Wireless internet access is now available at the DNR Library. Please ask staff for the password.
Read the library's internet access policy.
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library is open to staff from 8am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, and to the public from 8.30am - 4pm. The library is closed at noon on Christmas Eve, and all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Natal Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day.
Schedule of Fees
Black and white photocopies/prints, letter, legal or ledger size: $0.10 per page
Colour photocopies/prints, letter, legal or ledger size: $0.20 per page
White Print (maps, small): $2.43
White Print (maps, large): $3.61
Publications and published maps: prices vary, please contact the Library for more information.
Interlibrary Loans: no cost
Reference Services: no cost
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library does not accept payment by direct debit.
Appropriate taxes are applied to all fees.
DNR Publications - Ordering Information
All Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources publications are distributed through the Library. Please contact us if you wish to order publications.
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library requires 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 to the Library may pay with cash or by the methods above, the Library does not 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
The Library has two public access computer terminals with internet access. These computers also allow patrons to access DNR databases such as the Drillholes Database, Mineral Occurrence Database, as well as the Library Catalogue, NovaScan, Geoscan, and other resources. There is no charge for using these terminals. It is not necessary to reserve a computer.
The Library also houses a public access computer for the Mineral Resources Branch GIS. Patrons may produce and print geological maps for a small fee. It is not necessary to reserve the GIS workstation.
As well, the Library has two microfiche reader/printers, a photocopier and map printer. The map printer is used for copying Library materials only. None of the copiers require a photocopy card or change, we ask that you see Library staff to pay for your copies.
Food and drink is permitted in the reading area of the Library.