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3D printing @ the Library

Chicken made at St. Peter's Branch

The Library offers 3D printing services. Printing costs $1 per hour of printing time. Colour choices vary.

Visit the Port Hawkesbury, St. Peter's, or Petit de Grat Libraries to arrange printing your design.

You may also email your design to and we will ship your 3D project to any ECRL location for pick-up.

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Reading Nova Scotia

150 Books of Influence

A province-wide library project of the Nova Scotia Library Association and Nova Scotia’s nine Regional Public Library systems in honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

See the list!

Open Library Pilot Project

The Open Library Pilot Project:

OLPP Press Release 2018-07-27

OLPP FAQs 2018-07-27


Please contact us at ECRL Headquarters if you have questions about our services. The ECRL Headquarters office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Call us toll-free: 1-855-787-READ

Please note:

Effective Monday, March 16, all Eastern Counties Regional Library locations, including the Open Library in Guysborough, will be closed for three weeks as a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19. As part of this closure, Borrow By Mail service is also suspended.

We are concerned about public health and are trying to do our part to encourage social distancing and help reduce the spread of infection. 

The Library will monitor recommendations from the Government of Nova Scotia and Public Health Canada to determine when it is safe to reopen.

We remind patrons of our online resources including downloadable audiobooks and e-books available through Overdrive. You can access the digital collection without having to leave home. Visit or go to and click “Download Books”. Sign in with your library card and PIN to browse the collection and borrow titles for reading or listening on your smartphone, tablet, computer, or e-reader. For assistance with online resources, call our headquarters at 1-855-787-7323.

Loans and fines

  • All loan periods for physical items (books, movies, etc.) currently checked out will be extended to May 1st.
  • ECRL does not charge fines for overdue items at any time.
  • Please do not return library items during this closure period. We want to help limit the number of people out and about in our community. Your health and the health of our communities are most important.
  • Borrow By Mail and Interlibrary Loan services are also suspended during this closure. Items will not be mailed or received.

For assistance with your library account phone our headquarters at 1-855-787-7323 or email 


The government of Nova Scotia has declared a provincial state of emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19. See more here: English / French

For up-to-date information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please see the following resources:

Nova Scotia Provincial Government information and updates: English and French

Government of Canada information and updates: English and French

World Health Organization information and updates: English and French 

The Public Health Agency of Canada has established a Coronavirus Information Line: 1-833-784-4397

With Your Support, Sharing Books for Over 50 Years

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ECRL Membership

To register for a library card online, request a replacement card, or update your account information, click here

Click here to find out essential information about your ECRL membership. Maximize the power of your library card! 

Can't find it?

Are you looking for something that is not in our collection? Please submit one of the following requests:

For new and locally significant items: Suggestion for Purchase

For items older than six months: Interlibrary Loan service temprorarily suspended due to closure


If you, or someone you know, has vision or perceptual disabilities please visit the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) website to find out how to get books available in accessible formats.


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