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UPDATED MARCH 29, 2020 - Due to COVID-19, all locations of the Cumberland Public Libraries, including Borrow by Mail, will be closed until further notice. The decision to reopen will be made in consultation with Nova Scotia Public Health authorities.

Don't forget about our online resources including audiobooks, e-books and magazines. You can find links for them below.

Loans and fines
-All loan periods for physical items (books, movies, etc.) will be extended indefinitely.
-Fines will be waived during this time.
-Please do not return your library items at this time.

Questions can be directed to 1-902-667-2135 (Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm) or by emailing information@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca.

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.

*NEW* Online Magazines


Download magazines to your device and read anytime, anywhere.


We're on Facebook & Twitter & Instagram

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

Follow us on Instagram for books recommendations and fun pictures.

And follow us on Twitter for information on new books and more.

Make a Donation

Your support enriches the public library system in Cumberland County.

For each $25 donation, you will receive a 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


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.

Oxford Library Closed

The Oxford Library will be closed until further notice due to maintenance issues with the building. We are actively working with the Town of Oxford to resolve it as quickly as possible.

Please contact the Four Fathers Library in Amherst at 902-667-2549 to pick up holds or make arrangements to have them sent to another location.