Other Ways to Borrow & Return

Borrow from other libraries

Borrow Anywhere, Return Anywhere in Nova Scotia (BARA)

You can walk into any participating public library, community college, or university library, opens a new window in Nova Scotia and register for a library card to borrow items for free. You can also return items to any participating library, regardless of where the items were originally borrowed. This makes it easy to borrow from anywhere in the province. 

Interlibrary Loans

If we don’t have an item that you need, one option is to borrow it from another library.

As a library card holder, you can borrow up to 5 items at a time from other libraries in Nova Scotia, across Canada, and sometimes even from the USA.

Get more information about Interlibrary Loans or start your search with our online forms. We can help you find what you need.

Need the Library to come to you?

We offer 2 free delivery services, Home Delivery and Borrow by Mail, for people who are unable to visit our branches due to personal circumstances (disability, long-term illness or caregiving responsibilities), and those who live in rural areas of the Municipality.

If you fit this description, click through to learn more about the services listed above, and complete the online form. We'll contact you to confirm you're eligible and complete your registration.

Community Return Locations

You can return items to any of our 4 Community Return Locations:

Greystone Community
Address: 2 Indigo Walk, Halifax, NS B3R 2E5

There is a Returns Box located inside the Metro Housing Authority Office that is accessible during office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). 

Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Address: 1 Bell Blvd, Enfield, NS B2T 1K2

There is a Returns Box located in the baggage area of Halifax Stanfield International Airport that is accessible to returning passengers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Musquodoboit Valley Community Office
Address: 12280 NS-224, Middle Musquodoboit, NS B0N 1X0

There is a Returns Box located outside of Haverstock Pharmasave that is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our Musquodoboit Valley Community Office is located upstairs in this building.

Tallahassee Recreation Centre
Address: 168 Redoubt Way, Eastern Passage, NS, B3G 1E4

There is a Returns Box located inside the Tallahassee Recreation Centre, opens a new window that is accessible during opening hours.

Library Kiosks

Halifax Stanfield International Airport, opens a new window
Address: 1 Bell Blvd, Enfield, NS B2T 1K2

There are 2 library kiosks inside Halifax Stanfield International Airport. One is located pre-security near Centre Court and the other is located past security near Gate 14. Items can be borrowed and returned to the two library kiosks. Learn more, opens a new window

St. Andrew's Community Centre

Address: 3380 Barnstead Ln, Halifax NS  B3L 2B8

Access your Library in the Bayers Westwood area with our kiosk at the St. Andrew's Community Centre. Borrow and return books at the convenient and colourful kiosk during open hours. Learn more

Tallahassee Recreation Centre
Address: 168 Redoubt Way, Eastern Passage, NS  B3G 1E4

Our Eastern Passage community can borrow books from a kiosk located at the Tallahassee Recreation Centre. Books can also be returned to the kiosk or adjacent Returns Box. Learn more

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