The Society’s Office is a Mandatory Vaccination Facility

Effective November 1, 2021, the Society’s office will be a mandatory vaccination facility which means that anyone entering the office (800–2000 Barrington Street, Halifax NS) must be fully vaccinated in accordance with public health guidelines (currently two weeks post your second dose) and must provide proof of vaccination status.

The Society made the decision to implement a mandatory vaccination policy to promote the health and safety of the Society’s staff and any others who might access the building from time to time.

Proof of vaccination status can be printed or downloaded from the Government of Nova Scotia website ( and provided in advance or prior to entry. Once your status is confirmed, any record provided will be deleted/destroyed. If you prefer to control that process, you can bring a printout and destroy it yourself after your status has been noted or display it on your smartphone/other electronic devices.

To connect with us:

  • Call our main switchboard at 902-422-1491
  • Email our staff – review our staff directory
  • Drop mail/parcels in our designated drop boxes outside of our office
  • Visit our office in person – to ensure we’re accessible to the public that we serve, our reception is open Tuesdays and Fridays starting Tuesday, November 2, 2021. If you choose to visit our office in person, please have your proof of vaccination status prepared.

NSBS Library

The Society’s Library will re-open on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, to members/authorized secondary clientele on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. Library appointments are for a maximum of 60 minutes, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments are available at 9 am, 10:30 am and 2 pm. Please note that you must be fully vaccinated and you are required to bring AND wear your own face covering. Learn more about the Library’s appointment system.

Please note that we do not require paper copies of applications: 

Note that you can scan documents using most smartphones.

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