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Help Us Make the Library Better


The Cumberland Public Libraries is conducting a survey from March 1-31, 2018.

Surveys can be filled out online HERE or you can pick up a print copy at your local branch.

When you fill out a survey you can enter to win a R/C helicopter. One entry per person. See contest rules

Easter Hours

All Cumberland Public Libraries locations will be closed on Friday, March 30th and Monday, April 2nd for Easter.


The Cumberland Regional Library Board invites you to a meeting on the future of the Cumberland Public Libraries. Thursday, April 12 - 7:00pm at the Four Fathers Library, 21 Acadia St., Amherst

Provincial government provides one-time funding

UPDATE: February 21, 2018

Nova Scotia public libraries have received an emergency one-time grant from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.

This means Cumberland Public Libraries will not be operating on a deficit in 2018/19 consequently there will be no hours cut this year. However, without a government commitment to sustainable, long-term funding for libraries, we will face a deficit in the 2019/20 fiscal year.

We urge you to continue show your support for public libraries by contacting your MLA. The government needs to hear what your library means to you.

Thank you to everyone who has shown support to the public libraries.

Make a Donation

Your support enriches the public library system in Cumberland County.

For each $25 donation, you will receive a Celebration 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


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.

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.

We're on Facebook & Twitter & Goodreads

Like the library's page on Facebook to see upcoming events and check out pictures from library programs.

And follow us on Twitter for information on new books and more.

Or Friend us on Goodreads to see reviews of library books.

150 Books of Influence

We are pleased to present the 150 Books of Influence reading list. The titles in the list were based on suggestions from librarians, publishers, and most importantly readers like yourself. There is something for everyone.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to make suggestions for the list!

The full list is available HERE.