Cole Harbour Public Library is a fully accessible community library filled with natural light, where you'll find a:

  • Bright and safe play area for preschoolers.
  • Large, dedicated teen space.
  • Community technology hub with PCs, ChromeBooks, iPads, and a print centre.
  • Quiet place to work—we have private carrels and study rooms—or, a comfortable place to socialize in our busy “living room” spaces.

You may also see us out and about—we have an active community program, making frequent outreach visits and hosting activities in the Prestons area.

What to Expect

Located within Cole Harbour Place, a community recreation centre, the Library is a busy crossroads.

You can expect to see:

  • Active people of all ages in their gym or yoga gear.
  • Parents and youth en route to hockey games, ringette tournaments, swim team practices and dance classes.
  • Staff chatting with Cole Harbour High School and Auburn Drive High School students. 
  • "Teen Takeover" with 50 or more enthusiastic young people packing into the branch on Thursday nights.
  • Day camp groups playing games of HedBanz or Apples to Apples.
  • Seniors learning how to download e-books to their iPhones.

Fast Facts

  • The branch opened in 1989 as part of Halifax County Regional Library.
  • It was updated in 2014 with new computers, seating, and study rooms.
  • Its 12,000 square feet—all on one level.

Service Manager

Janice Fiander

Mailing Address

60 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4P8


We're located on Forest Hills Parkway, a commuter thoroughfare between Main Street and Cole Harbour Road—an ideal stop when shopping and running errands.