Our collection is an excellent resource for those seeking information on the geology of Nova Scotia. The Library houses Nova Scotia Department of Mines Reports dating from 1862, Geological Survey of Canada Progress Reports and Annual Reports from 1870, many undergraduate and graduate level theses on the Geology of Nova Scotia, a file of miscellaneous articles dating back to the 1860s, as well as a good general and reference geoscience collection. The Library is the repository for all Mineral Exploration Assessment Reports submitted to the Department.
Although the Library began in the 1960s as the Library for the Nova Scotia Department of Mines, since merging with the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests in 1992, the collection has grown to include an extensive collection of books and journals on forestry, wildlife, entomology, parks, land use, resource management, and related topics. Of particular interest are Crown Land Grant Index Sheets, showing Crown Land Grants from the 1700s, and current Forest Cover mapping at a scale of 1:10 000. The Library is indeed the Library for the whole department, and collects materials to support the Department’s mandate.
The Library collection also includes aerial photography of Nova Scotia from the 1930s to the present. Current local newspapers and several periodicals are also received.
If you have a question about Natural Resources in Nova Scotia, our catalogue, website, or publications, please contact us by phone, fax or email. Reference services are available to staff and to the public free of charge.
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library provides Interlibrary Loan service to libraries only. Individuals are asked to request loans or photocopies through their public/school/workplace library.
Access for Libraries
Our ILL symbol is NSHDOM. Please send your requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not charge for Interlibrary Loans.
Material not available for loan:
Please note that we will not lend:
Special Collections and Rare Books
The Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources Library reminds patrons that all patrons must abide by the Canadian Copyright Act. Portions of books, journal articles, documents may be copied for personal research purposes only. For more information about the Copyright Act, please see http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/home-accueil-e.html