Keshen Goodman Public Library: July Renovation Update

The Library has been busy preparing for the next phase of interior renovations at Keshen Goodman Public Library. As we enter into the summer months, here are some updates that will impact how you access and use your Library. 

Upcoming Temporary Closure  

From July 24 to August 5, 2023, Keshen Goodman Public Library will undergo a temporary two-week closure as we prepare to move into the next phase of renovations. While the branch is closed, we’ll be working hard to move parts of our collection out of Keshen Goodman and into other locations for borrowing, and moving equipment into our newly built service area. 

The Library will plan to reopen to the public on August 8, 2023, but services will be limited. Please check back in the coming weeks for more information on what the Library will look like during this next phase of the project., opens a new window 

Holds Information 

Leading up to the closure, Keshen Goodman Public Library will temporarily pause holds pick up. You will not be able to select Keshen Goodman Public Library as a location to pick up holds for a brief period. Holds pick-up at Keshen Goodman Public Library is expected to resume by mid-August. 

It is simple to change your pick-up location when placing a hold online. You can select any branch from the drop-down menu and pick up your items at another Library location, opens a new window during this time. 

Please call Ask the Library, opens a new window at (902) 490-5753 if you have any questions about your holds. 

Borrowing & Return Information 

Due to the nature of this closure, there will be no access to the Library’s parking lot during the two-week period. During this time, there will be no book return at Keshen Goodman Public Library. For your convenience, the deadline to return items borrowed from Keshen Goodman Public Library will be extended until after the closure. 

As a reminder, Halifax Public Libraries is fine-free, opens a new window. That means you will not be charged for overdue materials, and can enjoy worry-free borrowing.  

Leading up to July 23, we invite you to help the Library get ready for its big renovation by borrowing a bunch of materials—up to 160 items, in fact! By helping clear off our shelves ahead of the temporary closure, you'll have a hand in getting the Library one step closer to so many awesome updates.

Although Keshen Goodman Public Library will be unable to accept returns during this closure, there are plenty of ways that you can access the Library in your community!   

Library Kiosks & Community Return Locations 

Library Kiosks are a new way to borrow and return books, and are always be stocked with a diverse range of books for all ages and interests. There are two Library Kiosks located close to Keshen Goodman Public Library; St. Andrew's Recreation Centre, opens a new window in Bayers Westwood, and Prospect Road Community Centre, opens a new window in Hatchet Lake.  

Watch this video to learn how to use a Library Kiosk., opens a new window 

We also have plenty of Community Return Locations, opens a new window, and items can be returned to any library branch, regardless of where the items were originally borrowed. 


Our E-Library is open 24/7, and your library card gives you access to digital books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, movies, music, and much more. We encourage you to explore all that our free E-Library has to offer! 

Keep up-to-date with the Keshen Goodman Public Library renovation by visiting our project page, opens a new window frequently. We’ll also post fun updates to our Twitter, opens a new window, and behind-the-scenes blog, opens a new window.