923 Robie Street
Patrick Power Library
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Saint Mary's University Archives
The Saint Mary's University Archives is the official memory of the University and keeper of its records.
The Archives collects material in the following areas:
Items are collected in a variety of formats, and currently our collections include bound documents, unbound manuscript material, photographs, computer discs, data tapes, artefacts, and architectural plans.
Material in the Archival Collection is generally available to be viewed in the Archives reading room on the third floor of the Library during our open hours. Access to certain material may be restricted by either the donor or the Archives due to various reasons, including but no limited to: private or privileged information in a collection, easy accessibility of the material from another source, or the fragility of the documents.
Archival material is non-circulating and may not be removed from the Archives reading room. Note that items in our Books section (but not the Archival collection) can be accessed during evenings and weekends through the Library's circulation desk.
Certain material in which the Archives or University owns copyright may be copied for patrons by Archives staff for research purposes.
If copyright in the material is not owned by Saint Mary's (for example, most of the books in Books) then limited copies can be made for research purposes.
If Saint Mary's University owns copyright in the material (for example, most of the Archival Collection), the amount of copying done for research purposes is at the discretion of Archives staff. Restricted material cannot be accessed or copied. Fragile material may not be copied, or copies may only be available in certain formats.
If material is being copied for non-research purposes (e.g. publication), permission of the copyright holder must be obtained. It is the responsibility of the patron to clear all copyright permissions. Please note that material reproduced in a University thesis is considered publishing for copyright purposes.
Photocopies are generally available in one business day and can be picked up and paid for at the Library's services plus desk. Scans can generally be done in one business day. Colour printing of scans will take one week. Larger jobs (10+ items) may take longer.
At the patron's request, photocopies (or scans on a disc or CD) can be mailed to them, along with a copy of an invoice. Large jobs or international jobs may require pre-payment.
Oversize material (larger than 8 ½ x 11) may have additional reproduction costs.