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ECRL Menstrual Product Program Launch

For immediate release:     ECRL Menstrual Product Program Launch

Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) is pleased to announce the launch of menstrual product access at all ECRL locations. The organization received a one-time grant of $25,000 from the Nova Scotia Department of... Learn More

Read Atlantic Now Available

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The 2023 Read Atlantic/Lire Atlantique Unlimited Access collection emerges from a collaboration between public libraries in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association. This initiative provides all public library... Learn More

IACLA Activity Report 2022-23

The Interregional Advisory Committee for Library Accessibility (IACLA) Activity Report for 2022-23 is now available. Access the report in PDF or MP3 formats.


Eastern Counties Regional Library’s (ECRL) Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15 in-person at the ECRL Regional Office in Mulgrave. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to

Sherbrooke Public Library Reopening

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Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) is pleased to announce that the Sherbrooke Public Library is reopening today, Friday, May 26. New staff are busy training and looking forward to welcoming the community. The public is encouraged to visit and see how the Municipality of the... Learn More

Canadian Children's Book Week

Canadian Children’s Book Week takes place April 30-May 6 this year. To celebrate, Nova Scotia public libraries will present a series of six virtual author and illustrator talks. Speakers include Farida Zaman, Dustin Archibald, Marty Chan, Sadé Smith, Lydia Lukidis, and Joshua Goudie.... Learn More

Attention OverDrive app users

OverDrive is discontinuing the OverDrive app and transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library.

It’s time to give Libby a try! All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby... Learn More

WiFi HotSpots now available to borrow

ECRL is now loaning WiFi HotSpots. These mobile devices provide free unlimited internet access to the borrower. HotSpots can be borrowed by ECRL users 18 years and older and have a loan period of 4 weeks. To borrow a WiFi HotSpot, place a hold on the item in our online catalogue or... Learn More

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

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