Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Your Library is good for your health. Whether you're attending an online or in-person class, borrowing active living gear, or exploring wellness books, we're proud to be a place you can rely on to take care of your mind and body. Explore the events, resources, and reads below, and do something good for your health today.

Blogs & Resources

Health & Wellness Resource Centre

Access a wealth of information on health-related topics including fitness, pregnancy, diseases, treatments, and prescription drugs.

How To: Create Your Own Memory Kit

A guest blog post written by The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, inspired by the Library and ASNS' collection of Memory Kits.

Health Reference Center Academic

Access periodicals and reference materials on nursing, allied health professions, and general personal health.

Hop On in Hubbards: How-to Bicycle Borrow

Going to Hubbards? Consider borrowing a bicycle from J.D. Shatford branch to enjoy the scenery in slow mode.

Memory Kits: Borrow and Explore

The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia is excited to partner with the Library on the creation and lending of Memory Kits. Learn more here.

Cochrane Library

Get informed about your health. Explore databases packed with quality, independent health research summaries—plain language recaps included.

April is Autism Acceptance Month

Inclusion, respect, collaboration. Explore free Library resources and events in this collection, and learn more at

CO2 Monitors Now Available for Borrowing

You can now borrow a free CO2 Monitor from Halifax Public Libraries, just like you would borrow a book.

Book Your Way to a Healthier You: Nutrition Month 2023

Your Library has a wide variety of evidence-based resources that can help you make informed decisions about your health and nutrition.

Free Rapid Test Kits Are Available—While Daily Supplies Last

Look for safety protocols and plan to pick up your free COVID-19 rapid test kit at your Library.

Susan "the Sketcher" MacLeod Sketches Dartmouth Death Café

Sketch artist, Susan the Sketcher, attended a monthly meet-up of the Dartmouth Death Café at Cole Harbour Public Library.

The Library's Role in Health

Throughout COVID-19, Libraries have pivoted to serve as testing pop-up sites, vaccination clinics, and rapid test distributors. Read more.

NS Health Authority Patient Education

This guide from the Library Services’ team at NSHA helps you find reliable, current health information that is easy to read and understand.

Be an Artist or Innovator in Residence

Now due May 10: The Library is accepting proposals for our May-December Residency. Available grants range from $10,000-50,000. Apply now!

Autism Tools: Borrow and Explore

In collaboration with Autism Nova Scotia, we have created kit bags filled with Sensory, Fidget, Communication, and Visual Tools.

How To: Use Light Therapy Lamps

Soak up some much-needed winter rays at the Library with our Light Therapy stations and To-Go lamps.
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