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Effective Monday, March 16, all Cumberland Public Libraries locations will be closed until further notice as a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

We are concerned about the health of the citizens of Cumberland County and are trying to do our part to help reduce the spread of infection.

The Library will monitor recommendations from the Government of Nova Scotia and Public Health Canada to determine if an extension to the three week closure period is required.

We remind patrons of our online resources including audiobooks, e-books and magazines.

Loans and fines
-All loan periods for physical items (books, movies, etc.) will be extended to May 1st.
-Fines will be waived during this time.
-We ask that you hold off on returning items through branch book drops during this closure period. We want to help limit the number of people out and about in our community. Do not worry about returning your books during this time. Your health and the health of others is most important.

For information phone our headquarters at 902-667-2135 or email information@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca.

Download Audiobooks & eBooks

Download audiobooks & e-books with our Digital Media Downloads Service.


Need help to download e-books or audiobooks? Check out OverDrive Help.

*NEW* Online Magazines


Download magazines to your device and read anytime, anywhere.


Oxford Library Closed

The Oxford Library will be closed until further notice due to maintenance issues with the building. We are actively working with the Town of Oxford to resolve it as quickly as possible.

Please contact the Four Fathers Library in Amherst at 902-667-2549 to pick up holds or make arrangements to have them sent to another location.

Favourite Staff Reads of 2019

Check out our Top Five Staff Picks of 2019

Radon Detector Library Loan Program

You can borrow a digital radon detector from your local library!

The Lung Association of Nova Scotia, with funding from Health Canada, has partnered with public libraries across the province to offer radon test kits via your local library. Each regional library system in Nova Scotia has been provided with kits for free public loan, complete with instructions and fact sheets.

Place a hold on the kits available in Cumberland County: https://cpl.catalogue.library.ns.ca/Record/1455364

For more information about radon and its detection, visit the LANS website here ns.lung.ca/lung-health/radon-gas

Our Top 10


Want to know what's popular in Cumberland County?
Each month we update "Our Top 10" fiction and non-fiction books, and movies & t.v. series.
These titles are our most requested for the past month.

Make a Donation

Your support enriches the public library system in Cumberland County.

For each $25 donation, you will receive a bookplate that will be printed with your name and placed in a new Cumberland Public Libraries book.

Make a donation to honour a friend, colleague, favourite teacher, or to remember a loved one.

Your generosity will help us provide new books and programs for our thousands of library visitors each year.

You will also receive a tax receipt for your donation.

Donate online


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