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Additional Hours at Library Branches in Sherbrooke and Guysborough

Effective immediately, Sherbrooke Public Library will be open 9:30am-12pm and 12:30pm-6pm on Thursdays. The current hours of operation (9:30am-12pm and 12:30pm-3pm) will remain the same on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Effective May 7, Cyril Ward Memorial Public Library in Guysborough will... Learn More

Announcing the Launch of Same Page

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One Card. One Catalogue. One Million Things to Discover. Same Page is here! Browse the new catalogue and set up an account here.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is once again available. Many items that previously would have been accessed by Interlibrary Loan can now be easily placed on... Learn More

Introducing Same Page

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Beginning April 21st, library users will notice a big difference in how they access their public library. A consortium of eight of the nine regional libraries in Nova Scotia have created a new online service called Same Page. Same Page will provide access to almost a million items,... Learn More

Public Access to Resume at Alexander Doyle Public Library in Mabou

Alexander Doyle Public Library in Mabou (located inside Dalbrae Academy) will be open for public access beginning Monday, April 4.

Library users will use the buzzer at the front entrance of the school to gain access to the library from 9:30am-12:30pm, and 1:30pm-4pm Monday to Friday.... Learn More

Phase 3 Service Announcement

Beginning Monday, March 21st, Nova Scotia will be lifting gathering limits, social distancing and mask restrictions (except in schools). Even without formal public health restrictions, we can all make choices that will continue to keep each other safe.

Eastern Counties Regional Library... Learn More

In-person Library Services to Resume at Most ECRL Locations

Effective Monday, February 28, in-person library service will resume at most Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) locations. Port Hawkesbury Public Library, Mabou – Alexander Doyle Public Library, and ECRL Regional Office in Mulgrave will continue to provide Curbside Pickup only... Learn More

All ECRL Locations Offering Curbside Pickup Only

Effective Wednesday, February 9th, library service at all Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) locations will be available by Curbside Pickup only. Public access to libraries will not be available until further notice. Library staff will call borrowers to set up a Curbside Pickup... Learn More

Public Libraries Resuming Rapid Test Kit Distribution

Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) locations are resuming their role as pick-up locations for COVID-19 rapid test kits.

Before travelling to your nearest library, call to find out if they have test kits available. Find your library and contact information here.

For public libraries... Learn More

Port Hawkesbury Public Library offering Curbside Pickup only

Effective immediately, Port Hawkesbury Public Library is offering Curbside Pickup only. Access to the library is not available.

As per Public Health and the Department of Education, non-essential visitors are not permitted in schools. Library users are considered non-essential visitors,... Learn More

Service Announcement - 50% Capacity

Please note the following changes to Eastern Counties Regional Library service, effective Wednesday, December 22:

  • All library branches will operate at 50% capacity, as per the Government of Nova Scotia.
  • As long as the number of people inside the library remains below 50% capacity, the... Learn More

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