Accessible Throughout Nova Scotia

  • Search our print and electronic collections, including patient pamphlets and most databases
  • Request books, articles and literature searches
  • View our guides for staff & physicians, and patients
  • Learn about our staff training and patient education programs

*Remote (off-site) access to our resources (from home computers, mobile devices, etc.) is now available across all zones, using your regular staff login (NSHA username and password). For more information, see our tip sheet on how to login off-site: Access from Anywhere - Logging In.

Make the Library a Part of Your Team

Hospital libraries support patient care, staff development and serve as research hubs throughout Nova Scotia.

We provide access to evidence-based content in digital and print formats, literature searching services, borrowing from other libraries and more.

We Support Staff

Our Library Guides consolidate access to new and relevant best practices, resources and mobile applications.

Our Learning Opportunities keep staff up to date on the computer, research and searching skills required to stay current.


We Support Patients

Library staff coordinate the production and maintenance of patient education pamphlets. Approximately 1000 in the Nova Scotia Health Authority Central Zone and 500 at the IWK Health Centre.

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IWK Health Center


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Library Training on Hiatus This Summer

Monthly classes will be on summer hiatus a little early this year, starting in May.

Custom individual and group training sessions can still be requested by contacting us at asklibrary@nshealth.ca, and Lynda.com online learning will be available.

Regularly scheduled classes in Becoming a Savvy Searcher, RefWorks Bootcamp, Database Essentials and more will resume in September.