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Chéticamp Public Library Opening

Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) is pleased to announce the Chéticamp Public Library is opening to the public on February 1st, 2023. Staff are very excited to help people sign up for a library card, introduce the space and the services available. The hours of operation will be... Learn More

Announcing Clair Rankin as Eastern Counties Regional Library’s Board Chair

Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) is pleased to announce that Mr. Clair Rankin was elected as the new Library Board Chair at the January 20th, 2023, meeting. Clair brings a wealth of experience to the role having served on the ECRL board for 16 years. His other experiences in... Learn More

Response to feedback regarding Sherbrooke Public Library

ECRL deeply appreciates the concern of Sherbrooke Public Library users and their offers of volunteer assistance. We want to thank everyone for their support of the library.

One community member said that they need to understand the problem so that they can help solve it. We agree and... Learn More

Holiday Hours

Regular library hours of operation will be impacted over the holidays. Please see below (click 'Learn more' to see all Holiday Hours). On days not noted below, regular hours will be in place.

Port Hawkesbury Public Library:

  • Saturday, December 24: Closed
  • Monday, December 26: Closed
  • Tuesday, December 2... Learn More

Chéticamp Public Library Service Update

Cheticamp Library Image

For the past several months Eastern Counties Regional Library staff have been working hard to create the new Chéticamp Public Library. Over 4000 items in both French and English were purchased, catalogued, and then shipped to the new location this past August. ECRL regional team... Learn More

Change in lunch hour at Alexander Doyle Public Library

The lunch hour at Alexander Doyle Public Library will change from 1:00pm-2:00pm to 12:30pm-1:30pm beginning Tuesday, November 22. The library will be open from 9:30am-12:30pm, and 1:30pm-4pm Monday to Friday.

Saturday Hours at Port Hawkesbury Public Library

Effective immediately, Port Hawkesbury Public Library will now be open on Saturdays from 9:30am-12:30pm & 1pm-3:30pm.

Library users should use the side door of SAERC to enter the building. The door will be unlocked on Saturdays. Use of the buzzer is required on weekdays only.

Hours of... Learn More

Service Update - Sherbrooke Public Library

The Sherbrooke Public Library will reopen Wednesday, August 17th. Regular branch services are resuming with a weekly schedule of:

Wednesday-Friday: 12:30-5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-12:30pm

Please note, requested items will now be available for pick-up at the Sherbrooke Public Library; items... Learn More

ECRL Review - Public Engagement Opportunity

Davis Pier is hosting a community conversation at the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s Council Chambers.

What is the community consultation for?
Davis Pier Consulting is reviewing Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL). They want to hear directly from library users and... Learn More

Heat Advisory - Mabou and Port Hawkesbury

Please note that the following Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) locations do not have air conditioning and are subject to closure in accordance with ECRL’s Working in Heat Employee Policy:

Before traveling to... Learn More

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