Publications and Library

Statistics and fact sheets
Settlement Overview Checklist
NSACSW publications 
NSACSW library catalogue
Links and resources

What you will find at our library

  • Over 3000 books searchable in our catalogue that can be borrowed through interlibrary loan
  • newspaper clippings and articles on a wide range of subjects
  • women's journals and newsletters from across Nova Scotia, Canada and beyond
  • up-to-date statistics and fact sheets.
  • a safe and comfortable environment to do your research
  • NSACSW publications which we distribute free of charge

Additional online material on a number of topics included in our library can be found here.


The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women Library and Information Services serves the Advisory Council staff, the Council members, provincial and federal government personnel, educators, students and the general public.

We can answer your questions, find information relating to women's issues, or refer you to other sources that can help.

The Library collects resources to support the Advisory Council's mandate. Our collection covers many issues such as violence, law, health, employment, and poverty. We have materials relating to specialized populations of women such as young women, black, native, immigrant and women with disabilities.

The Library is located in Council's office at 6169 Quinpool Road, suite 202, Halifax, and is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for drop-in or by appointment. In general, if you call or email before you arrive, we can set aside materials you request.

You may also telephone (902.424.5828, or 1.800.565.8662 -toll free in Nova Scotia), or e-mail ( your requests for information.