The safety of all members of the MSVU community is of utmost importance. As we gradually adjust our on-campus operations, we want to be sure you have the information you need to protect yourself and those around you.

The Library

The MSVU Library & Archives team is pleased to welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to campus. No special bookings or reservations are required to visit the Library, but be sure to complete an online health assessment each day that you visit campus.

The Library’s available on-campus services include document delivery pickup, printing/scanning, bookable study rooms, in-person research appointments, etc. Virtual services such as online research appointments and LibChat continue to be available for students and researchers working remotely.

Library returns are available in person during our hours of operation; 24/7 via the blue return bin outside EMF, or at participating borrow anywhere return anywhere (BARA) libraries.

Visit the Library & Archives Guide to Resources & Services for a full list of our services & resources.

Mount Fitness Centre

MSVU students, faculty and staff can resume accessing the Mount Fitness Centre by appointment beginning June 17, 2021. The team in Athletics & Recreation also continues to offer virtual fitness program FREE for MSVU students. Learn more via the Fitness Centre’s social media (Facebook / Instagram).

Book a Fitness Centre appointment

Aboriginal Student Centre

Book an appointment with the Aboriginal Student Centre by contacting

The Mount Bookstore

The Mount Bookstore will continue to be available to order online for textbooks or phone orders 902-457-6157 for merchandise (with curbside pick-up and shipping options available).

Starting June 21, 2021, the MSVU Bookstore will once again be welcoming students, faculty and staff in store, though by appointment only. The Bookstore will be accessible on campus from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except for holidays. Appointments can be made online for a 30-minute time slot. The appointment is limited to the person with the reservation and masks must be worn at all times.

On the day of your appointment, before arriving on campus, please complete the online health assessment. Once on campus, please check in for your Bookstore appointment via the main entrance of the McCain Centre. You can then access the Bookstore via the pedway to the Rosaria Student Centre accessible from the 4th floor of the McCain Centre. Residence students will use the Assisi entrance. Please remain outside the Bookstore until staff check you in for your visit.

At this time, the Bookstore is not able to process cash transactions, provide fittings for graduation rings, or rent gowns/hoods. Purchases can be made with debit, credit card or Bookstore gift cards.

Book an appointment to the Bookstore

Online health assessment form

All those coming to campus must complete the health assessment form (before you come) on the day of your pre-arranged visit. It only needs to be completed if you will be on campus that day. A reminder that you should not come to campus if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

General safety reminders

Masks are required in common indoor spaces on campus. Those coming on campus also need to ensure physical distancing between themselves and others, practice coughing and sneezing etiquette, and ensure frequent handwashing. We strongly recommend washing your hands when you arrive on campus. Though hand washing with soap and water is best, additional hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout campus.