An Important Notice

Due to COVID-19, all locations of the Cumberland Public Libraries (CPL) are closed until further notice.

Borrow by Mail– CPL will be offering borrow by mail to all residents of Cumberland County.  The service is free and all you need is a library card.  Don’t have a library card, call or email us to get one.

To get a library card, or to have books, movies, television shows, jigsaw puzzles, or magazines sent to you by mail, call 902-667-2135 or email

Due to social distancing and cleaning procedures it will take staff more time than usual to get items to you. Please be patient with us as we work through this new arrangement.

Holds can now be placed in our online catalogue, so you can access items in other libraries in Cumberland, these items will be sent to you through our borrow by mail service.

Online resources, including audiobooks, e-books, and magazines are still available.

Loans and fines

  • All loan periods for physical items (books, movies, etc.) are extended indefinitely.
  • Fines are being waived.
  • Book drops at all CPL libraries are open to return your items.

Questions can be directed to 1-902-667-2135(Monday-Friday) or email

Updated May 25, 2020

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