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Library Services

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AVC Library at Lawrencetown

Contact information and library hours

The J.B. Hall Library at the Lawrencetown site is named for Dr. James Barclay Hall, Ph. D., 1843-1928, a Lawrencetown resident whose legacy included a trust fund used to secure the first discrete building for the (then) Nova Scotia Land Survey Institute in 1958.

It is a comfortable and welcoming environment for study, group work, research and relaxation. The view can’t be beaten and there’s a rich resource collection to support learning at Annapolis Valley Campus’s Lawrencetown site including; books, journals, newspapers, videos, and CD-ROMs. A suite of electronic databases, available 7x24 via the website, also provides access to current information from journals, encyclopedias and news sources; while membership in Novanet allows access to the library resources of most N.S. universities and all other nscc libraries.

Other specialized information resources; such as maps, atlases, digital geographic data, and a growing special collection pertaining to the history of cartography, are also housed here. As a full participant in the Map and Chart Depository Program (DSP) of Communication Canada the Library and its clientele have enhanced access to current, federally produced, topographic maps, hydrographic charts and digital data for study, teaching and research purposes.

Library staff provide a full range of services including reference assistance, course reserves, interlibrary loan services, and library instructional programs. Come in and check it out for yourself.


AVC’s Campus Librarian currently holds office hours Tuesdays 12:30 – 4:00 and Wednesdays 9:30 – 12:30 in Room 104-6, located adjacent to the Learning Commons. Here students can receive one-on-one assistance in locating information and resources needed for research and course-work. There is also a daily book delivery service between Lawrencetown and Middleton to ensure Middleton students, staff, and faculty can get the library materials they need, as soon as they need them. For more information on this or any other library service, please email or call 584-2102.