Computer purchases

Information for faculty/staff and students

We regret to announce that PCPC, Dalhousie’s campus computer store, has ceased operations as of Tuesday, May 27. On behalf of the staff and management of PCPC, we would like to sincerely thank our customers for their support over the years.

For almost 20 years, PCPC was proud to have supported the Dalhousie community and other universities in the area with the latest computer hardware, software and supplies. However, in light of increasing competition, changing consumer buying habits, and Apple’s recent announcement that it would not renew its resale agreement with campus computer stores in Canada, including PCPC, the decision was made to cease PCPC’s retail operations.

Departmental computer sales

Faculty and staff can continue to order computers for university use through PCPC’s existing contacts. (Phone: ext. 1858 and 2626, email pcpc@dal.ca). ITS staff will respond and continue to provide pre-sales advice and consultation.

Computer purchases and leases on the Agricultural Campus are not affected by PCPC’s closure.

Computer parts, service and accessories

A selection of computer accessories, including carrying bags, speakers and computer cases, will be available for purchase through the main Bookstore in the Student Union Building. Please visit or contact the Bookstore during regular hours for details on the full line of computer peripherals available.

Dal’s Hardware Services office will continue to offer various computer parts and components including power cords, adaptors and hard drives. They will also continue to provide computer repair and maintenance service. For more details, please consult the Hardware Services website.

For anyone wishing to purchase a personal computer or buy accessories that are not available through the Dal Bookstore or Hardware Services, there are a number of well-established retail stores within a short commute of the Halifax campus and the Agricultural campus in Truro. For your convenience, here is a select list of computer stores near each campus:

Halifax Campus Agricultural Campus (Truro)

Apple Store
Halifax Shopping Centre
7001 Mumford Rd.

Best Buy
11 Washmill Lake Dr.

Century Computer
1200 Tower Rd., Suite 101

Future Shop
208 Chain Lake Dr.

PC Medic
2760 Robie St.

The Source
2065-5657 Spring Garden Rd.

2003 Gottingen St.

Gems Computers
570 Prince St.

68 Robie St.

The Source
245 Robie St.