Learning Opportunities

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

Get in Touch

To request a custom training session, email AskLibrary@nshealth.ca or complete the Custom Training Request form:

View the Online Calendar

Check out the list of upcoming learning opportunities:


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 available through Skype.

Literature Search

Literature searching services from Library Services are currently operating on reduced capacity. Please expect a turnaround time of 3-4 weeks. A Library Services team member may connect with you directly to discuss the urgency of your request and negotiate an agreed-upon timeline. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact AskLibrary@nshealth.ca.

Document Delivery

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

Patient Pamphlets

Nova Scotia Health

The Patient Education Team is available to support staff and physicians across the province in creating evidence-based and easy-to-read materials. 


IWK Health

The Family Library Coordinator assists staff with the development of handouts for patients and families.

  • Contact the Coordinator at 902-470-8982.
  • Find more information on Pulse

Suggestions for Library Purchase

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

IWK Health

 •  Email IWK Health

Room Booking

Computer Lab

Meeting/Study Rooms

Study Spaces

Each library has first-come, first-served, open-to-all study/quiet work spaces. Visit our Locations, Hours & Staff page to find a site near you.

Citation Management

Citation managers allow users to gather and organize citations, store PDF copies of journal articles and reports, generate a bibliography or list of references, insert citations while writing, and share citations with colleagues. Library Services supports staff and physicians in using Zotero and Mendeley. Both tools are approved for use on devices connected to the Nova Scotia Health network.

For more information or citation management support, see our Citation Management subject guide or reach out to our team at AskLibrary@nshealth.ca.

Learning Management System (LMS)

5 easy steps for creating content for the LMS

Library Services’ role in the Learning Management System (LMS) course creation process is to support course authors in 3 ways:

  • Copy editing in PowerPoint or Articulate
  • Format editing in PowerPoint or Articulate
  • Assigning catalogue/search terms to LMS courses

Learn more about the process on the Content Creator Toolkit at https://library.nshealth.ca/CreatingContent/LMS