Learning Opportunities

Build searching skills and learn how to use library-provided databases, ebooks, mobile apps and more. Let our Training & Education team help you develop, edit and deliver your educational content.

Custom Group Education Sessions

Our mobile lab can accommodate up to four learners. Internet access and laptops included. If you have more than four, we can make it work! We come to you — all we need is a meeting room. Contact us to book a session at your site. Currently only available within Central Zone.

Get in Touch

To request a consult or custom training session email asklibrary@nshealth.ca. View a list of upcoming opportunities and events:


Meet with a Librarian, One-on-One

We can assist with project development, literature searching, citation support, and more. We can customize training sessions for your discipline, setting and timeframe. One-on-one training now available via Skype.

Literature Search

Any Nova Scotia Health Authority or IWK Health Centre staff member may submit search requests through the library's literature searching service form

For direct consultation and searching, please contact your closest library staff member or visit your local library location.

Interlibrary Loan

Library staff can access materials available in other libraries on your behalf. We can arrange for you to borrow materials or obtain copies of journal articles from other library collections.

Nova Scotia Health Authority

Patient Pamphlets

If you identify a patient education need or find yourself repeating instructions or information to patients over and over, get in touch with us to find out about creating a new pamphlet.

The Patient Education Team's role is to provide guidance and input on the following:

  • Development/Revision of pamphlets
  • Adherence to literacy standards
  • Support for images selected and sources
  • Copyright support
  • Liaison for translation of existing pamphlets

Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone

Email pamphlets@nshealth.ca with questions, concerns, or suggestions, or to get started on a new pamphlet or update.

Want to order print copies of an existing patient pamphlet? Find tips on ordering on our print code index.

IWK Health Centre

Email andrea.reynolds@iwk.nshealth.ca with questions, concerns, or suggestions, or to get started on a new pamphlet or update.

The IWK Criteria Booklet for Developing Patient/Family Resources is available to IWK Health Centre staff through Pulse, along with the policy for developing these resources. 

Suggestions for Library Purchases

Suggestions for items to add to the Library's collection are reviewed, considered and potentially approved by the Manager periodically. Library purchases are at the discretion of the Manager and must meet collection criteria, as outlined in the Library's Collection Development Policy. You will receive a response once a decision regarding your suggestion has been made.

Departmental Purchases

Library staff order access to both print and electronic resources for use by specific departments.

Nova Scotia Health Authority

IWK Health Centre

Room Booking

Meeting Rooms

Bookable meeting rooms are available at the following sites:

Central Zone

Western Zone

Study Space

Each library has first-come-first-serve, open to all study/quiet work spaces. Visit our locations and hours page to find a site near you.