Academics

Sacred Heart Campus Library

There is something about turning the page of a really good book that never gets old. Which is why our Campus Library houses an incredible collection of books for students of all ages. But it’s also so much more; it’s a 21st Century print and digital resource for 21st Century students.

8,500

volumes in the Library’s physical collection

3,000

items are circulated each year from the Library

3

Library partnerships with local universities
With a massive selection of thoughtfully-selected resources, both digital and print, our Campus Library serves the entire student body, faculty, and staff. In addition to meeting academic and informational needs, the Library promotes a pure love of reading, supports intellectual curiosity, and nurtures informed, socially aware, and responsible students. The Library is much more than a space to read or a repository for books; it’s a comprehensive suite of collections and services managed by our dedicated Librarian. For example, we frequently host author visits and book launches; we create personalized reading lists; we offer a year-long reading and literacy program to promote and encourage reading, reading comprehension, and writing skills; we provide access and borrowing privileges to Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s, and Mount Saint Vincent Universities through special partnerships; we have a Library website full of online resources including academic databases in English and French; and finally we have a convenient App that allows full access to our online catalogue.

Library Toolkit

Getting to Know the Library Toolkit

  • Relationships. We know that the relationship between students and librarians is an important one. In university, the librarian can play a key role in the success of a student. Our Librarian makes an effort to get to know the students, providing academic and reading support to the entire student body. 
  • Literacy and Reading. Students develop a special relationship with our Librarian. Rich book conversations can often be overheard in the Library, as our Librarian chats with students about what they are reading, the latest book releases, or book suggestions. 
  • Researching. Research skills develop early. At Sacred Heart, our Librarian regularly visits classes as early as Grade 3 to introduce basic researching skills and internet safety. As your child grows, our Librarian hosts regular class visits in the Library to teach advanced researching skills to support them on their academic journey. 
  • Plagiarism and Academic Integrity. We know that understanding and avoiding plagiarism and academic integrity are key to academic and long-term success. Our Librarian works with students individually and in group for assistance with research papers and navigating citation formats required in academic papers. 
  • Documentation styles. Our Librarian assists students in constructing citations for a number of resources, including books, periodicals, and online resources. They are supported as they learn to create entries in various documentation styles, including MLA, APA and Chicago. 
  • Online resources. Today’s top libraries require an active, dynamic website that provides strong academic resources. Our Library website provides links to a number of EBSCO academic databases, as well Encyclopedia Britannica. These resources support a variety of age groups. Our Librarian is always available for assisting students in navigating these databases, and to help identify which databases are useful for their purpose. Many of the databases are available in English and French. 
  • Academic support. Sometimes, students just need a space to work quietly or a faculty member they can approach for academic help. Through online curriculum catalogues and the support of teachers, our Librarian is aware of the larger assignments happening throughout the school each month. She prepares resources, identifies relevant books and periodicals, and provides guidance with assignments as needed.
"Thank you for introducing this chapter book. I believe it has left an impression on his heart for a lifetime and he is just in Grade 1!"
- Harpreet Massey
5820 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada
B3H 1X8
(902) 422-4459