What's New

  • Calling all university science students! If you love science and want to make science fun for youth (ages 5-15), then we have a job for you. Through a Young Canada Works Grant, the Cape Breton Regional Library will be hiring a science student for 12 weeks of program fun in library branches. (Please note: the grant specifies that the student must be enrolled in university for September.) Please email your resume to: tmacneil@nssc.library.ns.ca (Subject heading: Science Student), or send it by mail to Cape Breton Regional Library Headquarters, 50 Falmouth Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 6X9 (Attn: Tara MacNeil), or deliver it in person to your nearest library branch. Deadline for applications is Friday, June 5th, 2015 at 5 pm.

  • Used Book Sale ~ The Library is holding a used book sale at the McConnell Library starting on May 28 at 5:00 PM, running until Saturday, June 6 at 5:00 p.m. The Friends of McConnell Library pre-sale will be held on May 28 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

  • The New Waterford Library is currently undergoing renovations. The library will remain open throughout the renovation process, and during this time patrons are advised to access the building through the side door near Tim Horton's.

  • 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.

  • Adopt-A-Book ~ Help support the Library by putting books on our shelves. Give the Gift of Reading.

  • Cape Breton Regional Library is pleased to offer 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 is pleased to present 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.