Did You Know We Can Help You in French?
The Nova Scotia Archives participates in the Bonjour! program sponsored by the Province of Nova Scotia, which offers French-language services to visitors in person or by phone, email and postal mail. An increasing number of products on our Website are also available in both official languages for the convenience of Internet visitors preferring access in the language of their choice.
Did You Know We're Open Wednesday Evenings?
The Public Archives Building at 6016 University Avenue, Halifax, NS is open Wednesday evenings until 9:00 p.m. For researchers able to visit in person, this boosts the number of open hours to a total of 52.5 per week. For those who work during the day or live outside Halifax, extended hours on Wednesday evenings provides more flexibility in planning a research visit.
Bring Your Laptop with You! WiFi and Public Workstations @ the NS Archives
Both Reading Rooms at the NS Archives are specially wired for running your laptop on electrical power, either when working with hard-copy material or while sitting at a microfilm reader. All public areas of the building are also wireless, so you can stay connected to the Internet for all your mail, messaging and external research needs.
Fees for Photocopying, Publication and Use of Holdings, Vital Statistics Searches, and Other Related Services
Want to purchase photocopies of documents? Request a Vital Statistics search? Use one of our heritage photographs in a book or film? See our Fees for Photocopying and Related Services.
Booking Services for Public Meeting Rooms
Did you know that we have meeting rooms available at the Archives Building for use by outside organizations and the general public? See our the Fee Schedule, Guidelines and Conditions of Use, then contact us for a booking.
Hiring a Researcher
Reached a dead-end in your research? Can't visit the Archives in person? Check out our list of qualified, professional researchers ready to help you.
Publications for Sale
Did you know that the NS Archives has a number of genealogical and heritage-related books, bulletins, journals, etc. for sale? Check out our list of available Publications.
Public Archives of Nova Scotia C@P Site
The Board of Trustees, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, sponsors a Community Access Program (C@P) Site, located in the lobby of the Archives Building. Check your email or surf the Net for new resources while you're at the Archives; or check out the C@P Site's Web Site, which includes specialized Resource Guides for genealogists, tourists and anyone interested in Nova Scotian and Canadian history.