The Cumberland Public Libraries operates seven branches as well as a Borrow by Mail service.


Your library has a collection of 80,000+ items including:

  • Books for all ages
  • Downloadable audiobooks & e-books
  • Movies, documentaries, & TV series
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Graphic novels/comic books
  • Audiobooks
  • Large print books
  • E-readers
  • And more!

To request an item from our collection search our online catalogue and place a hold.


Each branch offers FREE services to the public, including:

  • Free public internet access
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Scanning


Check out our Calendar of Events page for more information on what is happening in your branch.

Advocate Library

93 Mills Road
Advocate Harbour
B0M 1A0

Branch Assistant: Leslie

The Advocate Harbour Branch was established in 1985, and is located on the bottom floor of the Fundy Tides Recreation Centre.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm

Four Fathers Memorial Library, Amherst

21 Acadia Street
Amherst, NS
B4H 3L5

Branch Assistants: Dianna & Lisa

The Four Fathers Memorial Library was established in 1967 and houses the largest collection in Cumberland County. The library is named for the four fathers of Confederation who were residents of Amherst: R.B. Dickey, E.B. Chandler, Sir Charles Tupper and Jonathan McCully. The library has an after-hours book return located at the side of the building.

Hours of Operation

Monday 10:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday 10:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm

Oxford Library

111 Rideau Street
Oxford, NS
B0M 1P0

Branch Assistants: Megan and Rhi

Hours of Operation

Wednesday 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm-5:00pm; 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 10:00am-12:00pm; 1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm
Parrsboro Library

91 Queen Street
Parrsboro, NS
B0M 1S0

Branch Assistants: Amber & Cindy

The Parrsboro Branch Library was established in 1968, and is located on Queen Street, just a 3 minute walk from the local schools.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm

Pugwash Library

10222 Durham Street
Pugwash, NS
B0K 1L0

Branch Assistant: Mary & Archan

The Pugwash Branch Library was established in 1988. It is located in the historic Great American and European Short Line Railway Building, built in 1890.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday 12:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-2:00pm

River Hebert Library

1808 Highway 242
River Hebert, NS
B0L 1G0

Branch Assistant: Rosemary

The River Hebert Branch was established in 1988, and is located in the old curling club. As well as its collection of materials to be borrowed the library has computers available for public use.

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Thursday 2:00pm-7:00pm

Friday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm

Springhill Miners Memorial Library

85 Main Street
Springhill, NS
B0M 1X0

Branch Assistants: Cathy & HenriEtta

The Springhill Branch Library was founded in 1968 and is located in the historic Springhill Miners Hall. The library offers several computers for public use and an after hours book return is located in front of the building. The Springhill Branch Library is open 5 days a week.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-8:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm

Friday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm