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.

Service Manager

Leah Pohlman

Mailing Address

60 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4P8


The Captain William Spry Community Centre, opens a new window, 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.