Keshen Goodman Public Library Open with Limited Service

Changes to the exterior book return and a switch to the café entrance start September 2023

Updated January 4, 2024, to include updates to anticipated completion date

Following Keshen Goodman Public Library’s temporary closure, opens a new window from July 24 to August 5, 2023, the Library re-opened to the public on August 8 with limited service—marking the start of the final phase of construction.  

As the bulk of interior renovations and system updates are planned for this phase, community members will experience a reduction of service and public floor space access as it undergoes this major period of construction. 

Community members will have access to: 

  • Hold pick-ups and returns 
  • Public computers 
  • Library card registration 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Printers 
  • Technology lending 
  • A small collection for browsing 
  • Programming in the Outdoor Library, and additional locations with support from community partners 

This limited-service model is expected to last through Winter 2024, with Keshen Goodman Public Library gearing up to return to full service in Spring 2024.  

Click here for a video tour of the branch during limited service., opens a new window

The Library's open hours will also temporarily change during the limited service period.

  • Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

We have set up a temporary entrance.

Starting September 19, the temporary entrance will be the café door.

A huge thank you to community members for their patience, and to Library staff for continuing to provide excellent service to the community through the noise and changes to the branch. 

Borrowing Resources 

After-hours book return

Starting September 19, the exterior book return will be closed for a period of time. Library materials can still be returned during open hours.


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 during this change in service. 

Did you know? 

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


Visit our project page, opens a new window for more information about the renovation, or call our Ask the Library, opens a new window line at (902) 490-5753.

Call for Proposals

Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking artist-led proposals for the design of an original work of art to be installed within the newly redesigned children's area of Keshen Goodman Public Library. Visit this news post to learn more and apply., opens a new window