Everything you need to know about loan periods, renewing, fines, special loans and checking the status of your account.
RFID Self-Checkout Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ of new RFID technology and links to articles on RFID and health, and RFID and patron privacy.
For people unable to visit a library branch due to a disability or a long-term illness.
Borrow by Mail
You may be eligible to have books, movies, and CDs delivered to your mailbox.
The Interlibrary Loan service allows you to borrow materials from other lending libraries in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and emagazines from our digital library.
NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service)
A growing collection of downloadable audiobooks and other accessible formats provided for use by persons with print disabilities.
Borrow Anywhere/ Return Anywhere (BARA)
You can register to borrow materials from any public, university or college library in Nova Scotia. Materials can be returned to any of the participating libraries.
For more information, go to www.librariesns.ca
In the Community
Adult Literacy and Upgrading
Improve your reading, writing and math skills. Check schedules for these free programs.
Children’s Reading Support
Sign up for this tutor style program offered at Halifax North branch.
English Language Learning (ELL)
Find schedules, local literacy networks and other tutoring services for new immigrants.
Elementary, junior high and high school students can ask library staff questions online.
Resources for ELL Learners and Tutors
Library ELL resources,program resources,downloadable resources, websites.
Halifax Public Libraries offers proctoring service at most branches, subject to the availability of authorized staff and resources. Test-taking space and resources vary by branch. There is no fee for proctoring services. Students assume responsibility for all costs and requirements associated with test-taking. Minimum advance notice of one week is required; however, advance notice varies by branch. Contact the branch directly to request proctoring service.
Look up rates, room capacity, booking information and locations.
New to the area or need help finding your way around the Library? Come in and let us show you around.
Computers & Printing
Wireless Internet, mobile printing, computer classes, and more.
Halifax Central Library Media Studios
iMac computers with editing and recording software, audio interface, MIDI keyboard, digital video equipment, and more.
Public Technology Loans
Chromebooks and iPads.