Home Delivery

Home Delivery

From our doors to yours.

We want you to enjoy library materials from the comfort of your home, and if you cannot come to your Library, we will come to you.

Home Delivery is a free service for eligible residents who are unable to visit a Halifax Public Libraries branch due to disability, long-term illness, or caregiver responsibilities.

Sign up online »

Or you can request Home Delivery service by emailing us at hd@halifaxlibrary.ca, opens a new window, or calling us at (902) 490-5725.


You are eligible if you are a:

  • Resident of Halifax Regional Municipality

And you have:

  • Disability or personal circumstance preventing you from using a branch regularly,
  • Short-term mobility issue and need the service temporarily, or
  • Caregiver responsibilities.

All ages are welcome to sign up, you will not be asked to give us a medical note, and you can join for as little as three months.

Whether you have a visual disability, severe arthritis, or a heart condition preventing you from carrying items, or if you are recovering from an operation or illness, home delivery is for you.

Delivery areas

Home Delivery is available in the following communities:

  • Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Woodlawn, and Eastern Passage
  • Halifax, Clayton Park, and parts of Bedford
  • Spryfield and surrounding area
  • Sackville and surrounding area
  • Tantallon and surrounding area

Don't live here? If you’re eligible for Home Delivery and don’t live in a community where we deliver, we’ll register you for our Borrow by Mail service.

We operate Home Delivery out of the following branches:

Alderney Gate Public Library: 902-490-5745
Bedford Public Library:  902-490-5740
Captain William Spry Public Library: 902-490-5244
Sackville Public Library: 902-865-8653
Tantallon Public Library: 902-826-3330
Woodlawn Public Library: 902-490-2636

How it works

We’ll help you pick books and more

We can deliver a variety of different items from our collection - right to your door:

  • Regular and large print books
  • Paperbacks
  • Magazines
  • Books and music on CD
  • DVDs

Once you're registered for Home Delivery, you can call us for help choosing items based on your interests.

To avoid sending duplicates, items are checked against a list of previously-borrowed material. Only Library staff can see this list. You may request that the Library not maintain this history.

We'll set a delivery and return plan with you

  • You'll get items delivered to your home every 3 weeks, either by Library staff or volunteers.
  • You can also arrange for a friend or family member to pick up your items at any of our locations.
  • You do not pay late fees on any items that you borrow (by delivery or in person).
  • If you damage or lose an item, you will need to pay the replacement fee and this service may be suspended if you have unpaid fees.
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