Locations

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

Hours to Be Restored at All Library Locations!

Thanks to our amazing local representatives, hours are being restored at all of our locations! Click here to read the official press release.

This would not be possible without the dedication of our Municipal and Town Councilors, Mayors David Kogon, Murray Scott, and Greg Henley, and the countless members of their staff. They have shown that Cumberland County deserves sustainable and affordable core library services in the region.

We are working diligently to restore hours at all of our locations, and will let everyone know when hours are back to normal. As a result of this, the hours seen below may not reflect actual location hours. Please call ahead before traveling to your local library!

Location Information

Advocate Library

93 Mills Road
Advocate Harbour
B0M 1A0

Branch Assistant: Leslie
902-392-2214

advocate@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca

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

Starting September 12th, our fall/winter hours are:

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, & Cat
902-667-2549

amherst@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca

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.

Starting September 12th, our fall/winter hours are:

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-3:00pm

Oxford Library

111 Rideau Street
Oxford, NS
B0M 1P0

Branch Assistants: Megan & Patrick
902-447-2440
oxford@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca

As of April 2nd, 2024, our new fall/winter hours are:

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday 2:00pm-5:00pm; 6:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday 11:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Parrsboro Library

91 Queen Street
Parrsboro, NS
B0M 1S0

Branch Assistant: Amber
902-254-2046

parrsboro@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca

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

As of April 2nd, 2024, our new fall/winter hours are:

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday 2:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Pugwash Library

10182 Durham Street
Pugwash, NS
B0K 1L0

Branch Assistants: Mary & Archan
902-243-3331
pugwash@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca

Visit the new Pugwash Library!

We are extremely thankful to the countless volunteer fundraisers, contractors, and passionate community advocates who have made this new community space possible. Learn more about our amazing donors here.

As of April 2nd, 2024, our new fall/winter hours are:

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm
Wednesday 2pm-8pm
Thursday 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm
Friday 10am-1pm; 2pm-5pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

River Hebert Library

1808 Highway 242
River Hebert, NS
B0L 1G0

Branch Assistant: HenriEtta
902-251-2324

riverhebert@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca

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.

Starting September 12th, our fall/winter hours are:

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-3:00pm

Springhill Miners Memorial Library

85 Main Street
Springhill, NS
B0M 1X0

Branch Assistant: Cathy
902-597-2211

springhill@cumberlandpubliclibraries.ca

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.

As of April 2nd, 2024, our new fall/winter hours are:

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday 2:00pm-8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 2:00pm-7:00pm
Friday 10:00am-1:00pm; 2:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Collections

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.

Services

Each library offers services to the public, including:

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

Programs

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