What's New


  • Used Book Sale ~ The Cape Breton Regional Library's used book sale continues until Saturday, November 28 at 5:00 P.M at the McConnell Library. The sale will run during regular library hours. For more information on the sale, ask library staff or phone 902-562-3161 or 902-562-3279.

  • The W.W. Lewis Memorial Library in Louisbourg will be closed for vacation from December 15 -19.

  • Nova Scotians now have access to reliable and locally produced medical information on hundreds of topics right from their local library catalogue. We are pleased to announce that the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Patient Education Pamphlets can be accessed online. Written by NSHA professionals, the pamphlets are easy to read and bring familiarity to medical processes. Simply click the NSHA graphic above to view a complete listing of all available pamphlets. They can also be found by visiting the library's online catalogue and searching a specific medical term or procedure, or by doing a keyword search for “patient education pamphlets” to get a browsing list.

  • The Cape Breton Regional Library Seniors' Book Clubs have received more than 100 new titles, thanks to the support of New Horizons for Seniors (See current book list). We’re encouraging people to start or join a senior's book club at one of our library branches or from our two bookmobiles. Existing senior's book clubs can also take advantage of these book club kits. Your group can borrow sets of ten books of a given title for four weeks. For more information, please contact your nearest branch or bookmobile for more information.

  • Are you employed at a daycare, public or private school, or residential care facility? Come visit the library and take advantage of all that we have to offer! The library is pleased to introduce a new institutional/educational membership card for employees of daycares, public and private schools, and residential care facilities. Find out more or download a copy of the institutional/educational card registration form.

  • Cape Breton Regional Library offers access to the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). NNELS is a digital public library of downloadable titles for people in Canada with perceptual disabilities. For more information on NNELS or to sign up for the service to access materials, please contact your local library branch.

  • The Cape Breton Regional Library has begun digitizing the diaries of Melvin S. Huntington, which were donated to the W.W. Lewis Memorial Library in Louisbourg. The diaries span the period from the late 1800s to 1961 and provide an interesting view of life in Louisbourg during that time, including the shipping industry, weather, world news, and events in local people's lives. The library has been transcribing these diaries to make them available online to a wider audience. This is a work in progress, with many now completed and available. Visit the Louisbourg Collection's website.

  • The Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County and the Cape Breton Regional Library have launched Letters for Life, a local fundraising and awareness campaign for literacy and learning in our communities.