Captain William Spry Public Library is conveniently located in the Captain William Spry Community Centre. We're a gathering place for our community. Meet your neighbours, learn new skills, volunteer, or attend an event. We're a welcoming space for all, with:

  • Soft seating areas and a dedicated children's play area.
  • Study carrels and places to plug in. 
  • Weekly events for kids, preteens, and teens.
  • An English Language Learning program and adult literacy tutoring.
  • Public computers to access the internet or make use of a variety of software applications. 
  • A collection of historic Spryfield photos and building models displayed throughout the branch—made possible through a partnership with the Mainland South Heritage Society.

What to expect

On a typical day, you may see:

  • Young children and their caregivers attending an event.
  • Kids hanging out in the play area.
  • Teens doing homework and playing board games with friends.
  • Our friendly staff helping people use computers.
  • Readers reading.
  • Seniors playing bridge.
  • Tutors teaching students.
  • Adults attending a craft program.

Branch Manager

David Hansen

Mailing Address

60 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4P8


The Captain William Spry Community Centre, where we're based, also houses the Wave swimming pool and a fitness gym which hosts classes. There is a playground and skate park on the grounds. 

The YWCA, Spryfield Boys and Girls Club, the Urban Farm, and Chebucto Connections are all nearby.