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Food For Fines

Tis the Season! Food for Fines returns to the Cumberland Public Libraries!

During the month of December, all public libraries in Cumberland County will once again be forgiving overdue fines in return for non-perishable food items. One overdue fine=one food item. All food collected will be donated to local food banks.

Food for fines does not apply to replacement costs for lost books. Please call your local library for details.

*NEW* Online Magazines


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Holiday Hours

Tuesday, December 24th Wednesday, December 25th Thursday, December 26th Friday, December 27th Saturday, December 28th Sunday, December 29th Monday, December 30th Tuesday, December 31st Wednesday, January 1st Thursday, January 2nd
Advocate Library Closed Closed Closed 10-12
9-1 Closed Closed Closed Closed 2-8
Four Father Memorial Library, Amherst 10-1 Closed Closed 10-5 10-5 Closed 10-5 10-1 Closed 10-8
Oxford Library 11-1 Closed Closed 11-1
10-3 Closed Closed 11-1 Closed 2-5
Parrsboro Library Closed Closed Closed 10-1
10-3 Closed Closed Closed Closed 10-1
Pugwash Library 11-1 Closed Closed 12-5 10-1 Closed 11-4 11-1 Closed 2-7
River Hebert Closed Closed Closed 10-1
10-3 Closed Closed Closed Closed 10-1
Springhill Miners Memorial Library 11-1 Closed Closed 11-1
10-3 Closed Closed 11-1 Closed 10-1

Regular hours resume on Thursday, January 2nd.

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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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.

Radon Detector Library Loan Program

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

LANS (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