"Libraries are not made; they grow".

- Augustine Birrell

Acadia Libraries Through the Years


The Project

Letters, poetry, photographs, artifacts and other materials stored in the Acadia Archives can play an important role in writing the rich and vivid history of the University's past. The buildings that have housed the Acadia University Libraries each have a story to tell.

Although documents and sources exist to chronicle the changes that the Acadia Library has seen over the past one hundred and fifty years, these sources are fragmented. The Acadia Libraries Through the Years project aims to compile, document, and digitize information reflecting over one hundred and fifty years of change.

The first phase began in June 2005 to research, organize and document key resources for information. The second phase of the project will be to digitize and preserve sources and enhance the Library History portal to make sources accessible to researchers and historians.

40th Anniversary Events

October 13, 2005 old friends, staff, students, and faculty gathered to celebrate the Vaughan’s 40th Anniversary.

View pictures from the party!

Poetry Reading

Benjamin Santamaria shared his poetry in the Quiet Reading Room, November 15.

View pictures from the event!

November 30, 2005Celebration of Local Authors from 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Quiet Reading Room.

December 8, 2005Herstory will take place in the Kirkconnell Room, B1 floor of the Library at 7:00 pm.

January 18, 2006Peter Sanger will read from recent works in the Quiet Reading Room at 7:00 pm.

February 3, 2006Jason Holt will be reading from his latest work of poetry in the Quiet Reading Room at 4:00 pm.

March 5 - 11, 2006Celebrate International Women's Week!