Home Delivery Services

Home Delivery is a free service available in several Halifax communities for residents who are unable to visit a library branch due to a disability, long-term illness, or caregiver responsibilities.

Regular and large print books, paperbacks, magazines, books and music on CD, and DVDs are delivered free to your home every three weeks, either by library staff or volunteers. You may also arrange for a friend or family member to pick up your material at a local branch. There are no overdue fines on items received through Home Delivery, but you are responsible for lost or damaged material.

Once you are registered for the service, there are several ways to select material:

  • Staff can select material for you, based on your interests
  • You can place your own requests on the library’s online Discover catalogue at discover.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca
  • You can contact staff directly and they will make the requests for you

If you feel this service could help you or someone you know, please call the location nearest you. Numbers are listed below.

Need to know more?
Check the Home Delivery Service Frequently Asked Questions

Home Delivery Service Phone Numbers:

Alderney Gate Public Library: (902) 490-5745 (Voice) | (902) 490-5770 (TDD)

Captain William Spry Public Library: (902) 490-5818

Halifax North Memorial Public Library (serves Halifax Peninsula, Clayton Park, and parts of Bedford): (902) 490-5725 (Voice and TDD)

Sackville Public Library: (902) 869-4449

Tantallon Public Library: (902) 826-3330

If you don’t see your area listed, you may be eligible for Borrow by Mail.

For more information please call:

Home Delivery Services Resource Manager
Sara Gillis - (902) 490-6339