Borrow By Mail

Borrow By Mail is a FREE library outreach service provided for residents of Cumberland County who are unable to visit our libraries.


Cumberland Public Libraries
P.O. Box 220, Amherst, NS, B4H 3Z2
Contact Person: Diana Lawless
Telephone: 902-667-2549 (Ext. 228)

Borrow by Mail
How Does Borrow By Mail Work?

You can search our catalogue to find titles or you can phone or mail in paper requests for books, magazines, movies, tv shows, audiobooks of interest. Items you request through the catalogue or by paper request will be mailed to you in a postage paid return envelope. You may request any item Cumberland Public Libraries own or you can request Interlibrary Loans if we do not have the item.

Is there a Fee for Borrow By Mail?

No! Cumberland Public Libraries is FINE FREE and postage is paid. We will send paper or email notices if your items are overdue. Any other items will not be mailed until your overdue items have been returned.

How Long May I Borrow the items?

There’s a six-week checkout period to accommodate delivery for most items. You can renew items by calling 902-667-2549 (Ext. 228), emailing, or using our online catalogue at


Borrow by Mail patrons have access to a large collection of books, large print material, board books, graphic novels, magazines, audiobooks, movies, television shows, etc.

How Can I Sign Up for Borrow By Mail?

If you are interested in Borrow By Mail please register by filling in and submitting the following form.

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