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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

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

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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.

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