Russell Resource Library

The Russell Resource library provides literature, workspace, computers, and other various media equipment to students. 

The Russell Resource Library has approximately 8,000 titles of books and videos available.  Our collection consists of  Early Childhood, Youth Studies and Special Education.  The library also has a large collection of multicultural and juvenile literature.  The library subscribes to approximately 17 periodicals.

A work area is available with access to computers, internet and various media equipment.  Wireless internet is also available.  A quiet study area can be arranged upon request.

Library Staff & Hours

Library Coordinator: Hannah Stiles


Library Hours
Hours are subject to change and will be posted in the Student Lounge and Library.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 
September 7 –  April 30:  Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

The library will be closed on all holidays and from December 19th – January 2nd

Please call Jane Norman College for library hours after April 30th at (902) 893-3342, or email the library coordinator at the above address.

Library Services

Photocopier                     $0.20 per one-sided copy (8 ½ x 11 page) or $0.30 per two-sided copy (8 ½ x 11 page)
Laminating                       $1.00 per page (8 ½ x 11)
Coils                                   $0.25 per coil
Computer Printing          $0.20 per page (8 ½ x 11)
Overhead Sheets             $0.50 per sheet (includes copy)

USB Flash drives              $10.00

Students may set up an account at the library to charge their service fees.  This account must be paid by the end of the term.

Equipment & Computers

The following equipment is available upon request:
printer, photocopier, scanner, laminating machine, book binding machine, and TV/VCR or DVD player may be used for viewing the video resources upon approval of the library staff.

The library has a number of computers for patrons’ use.  All computers have a word processor, internet connection and the library catalog on them.
If you plan to transfer data from one computer to another, or print something off from email or a USB drive, you should check with the library staff to make sure the data can be transferred.
Please ask for assistance if you have any questions or problems using the computers.

You must save your work on a USB,  as the computers do not save once they are shut off !


Locating Resources
Our library catalog is web based under Library World. The majority of the material in the library can be located by using this catalog. Please ask for assistance if you cannot locate something or need help. A session on how to use our Library Catalog can be arranged upon request.

 To access the catalogue, click on the link below and enter library name: Russell Resource (no password required)

Library World Russell Resource OPAC:
Link to Library Catalog

Most library materials may be borrowed for a three week period.  However, the following items may have restricted loans:

1.    Reference material (such as current textbooks)
2.    Periodicals
3.    Videos

Material with a yellow dot is considered to be Reference Material.
Material with a double yellow dot has a Restricted Loan Period.
Videos may be viewed in the library or a classroom, if a video needs to be taken home, a request will need to be made a day in advance.

Renewing or Requesting Material
If you wish to renew any material, you must return it first and if it is not requested by anyone else you may pick it up at the end of the day or the next morning. If unable to return, please phone the library and renew over the telephone, or talk to library staff  to eliminate overdue charges. You may reserve material or put an item on hold.

Re-shelving of Resource Material
The open shelf system enables a user to browse freely.  Users are requested not to re-shelf materials they have used.  Leave the material in the return bin provided.  The library staff will return material to its proper place.

Overdue Material
1.    Material on regular loan is $ 0.10 per day per item.
2.    Material on restricted loan is $ 1.00 per day per item.
3.    Patrons are responsible for material lost or damaged.  The replacement cost of such material will be available at the library.
Marks and diplomas are withheld from students who have not cleared outstanding accounts or have not returned signed out material.

Patrons may have their borrowing privileges suspended if the above library policy is not followed.

Replacement/Damage Cost
The amount stated below is an estimated cost .  If the item being replaced is still available for purchase, it will be the item cost + tax + shipping and handling fee.
Adult Hard cover            $40.00 + overdue fines
Adult Softcover               $25.00 +overdue fines
Children’s Hardcover     $25.00 + overdue fines
Children’s Softcover       $15.00 + overdue fines

Resource Material
Resources are classified on the shelves by the Dewey Decimal Numbering System. Our library consists of an adult section, reference section, and a children’s section. A library catalog is a collective bibliography which lists all of the resources in the library. Each resource is assigned a specific CALL NUMBER, which can be found in the catalog and on the spine of each book, video, etc.

Call Numbers
The first part of a call number is used as classification; this will be the Dewey number. Next are the first three letters of the author’s last name, and then the publication date and (if applicable) the copy number.  For example; a book on preschool education written by John Smith and published in 1986, the Call Number would be 372 Smi 1986.


All FICTION material is classified with the letters “FIC” instead of a Dewey number.
All CHILDREN’S material is classified with the letter “j” in front of the Dewey number and “FIC” 

The periodicals are in the reference section of the library. All journals have an index in a coil bound book beside the journal or on top of it.  Please ask for assistance in locating journal articles.

Get In Touch

Location: 60 Lorne St #1, Truro, NS B2N 3K3


Telephone: (902) 893-3342

Office Hours: M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm