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FREE One-on-one Technology Sessions


Cumberland Public Libraries is here to help!

At your local library you can book a FREE 50 minute one-on-one session with staff to help with any issues you may be having with your personal device.

Phone your library to book a session!
Advocate Library - 902-392-2214
Four Fathers Library, Amherst - 902-667-2549
Oxford Library - 902-447-2440
Parrsboro Library - 902-254-2046
Pugwash Library - 902-243-3331
River Hebert Library - 902-251-2324
Springhill Miners Memorial Library - 902-392-2214

Top 5 reads of 2018 by library staff

These are the favourite books that staff read last year. They didn't have to be books published in 2018 or even be library books, just something they really enjoyed reading last year.


Borrow a Light Therapy Lamp

Light Therapy boxes, also called SAD lamps, use fluorescent lights to mimic the full-spectrum sunlight you would experience outside on a bright spring day. Lamps can be borrowed for 2 WEEKS at a time.

How Light Therapy Can Help:
Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and certain other conditions by exposure to artificial light. SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in the fall or winter.

During light therapy, you sit or work near a device called a light therapy box. The box gives off bright light that mimics natural outdoor light.

Light therapy is thought to affect brain chemicals linked to mood and sleep, easing SAD symptoms. Using a light therapy box may also help with other types of depression, sleep disorders and other conditions.
- Mayo Clinic

Go to our catalogue to place a hold on the HappyLight

Note: Full spectrum lights are not for everyone, such as those with glaucoma, cataracts or bipolar affective disorder. Consult your family physician before considering light therapy.

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Like the library's page on Facebook to see upcoming events and check out pictures from library programs.

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Our Top 10


Want to know what's popular in Cumberland County?
Each month we update "Our Top 10" fiction and non-fiction books, and movies & t.v. series.
These titles are our most requested for the past month.

Make a Donation

Your support enriches the public library system in Cumberland County.

For each $25 donation, you will receive a Celebration Bookplate that will be printed with your name and placed in a new Cumberland Public Libraries book.

Make a donation to honour a friend, colleague, favourite teacher, or to remember a loved one.

Your generosity will help us provide new books and programs for our thousands of library visitors each year.

You will also receive a tax receipt for your donation.

Donate online


Download Audiobooks & eBooks

Download audiobooks & e-books with our Digital Media Downloads Service.


Need help to download e-books or audiobooks? Check out OverDrive Help.