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ECRL's Annual Giant Book Sale is happening on July 20, 2019 from 8:30am-12:00pm. The book sale will take place in the basement of ECRL Headquarters, located at 390 Murray Street, Mulgrave. Hope to see you there!


Job Posting: Part-time Library Clerk at Sherbrooke Public Library.


Announcing a new service for remote Library users in Inverness County. Click for more information.

3D printing @ the Library

Chicken made at St. Peter's Branch

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

Visit either the 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.


What format do you prefer to read?:

Gardening at Your Library

July is a great time to spend some time in a garden. Six of our library branches have Living Library Community Gardens. These branches are located in Canso, Guysborough, Sherbrooke, Mabou, Margaree Forks, and Petit de Grat. We welcome you to come and see what we have growing this year.

We are hard at work to get our gardens ready, and we are so very happy to have extra help from dedicated volunteers in our communities. A busy summer will make for a delicious autumn!

Guysborough Library Garden June 2019 Sherbrooke Library Garden June 2019

Canso Library Garden 2019

These titles may provide inspiration, tips, and tricks for growing (and eating!) some tasty veggies:

Niki Jabbour's veggie garden remix / 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun by Niki JabbourPlant, cook, eat! : a children's cookbook / by Joe Archer & Caroline Craig.East Coast gardener : a month-by-month guide to successful gardening / Marjorie Willison.

To learn more about gardens at libraries in Nova Scotia, check out our documentary, Knowledge Feeds Us.

TD Summer Reading Club - Join the fun!

Our Sherbrooke, Petit de Grat, and Margaree Forks locations are taking part in TD Summer Reading Club this year.

TD Summer Reading Club

This includes reading recommendations and free activities for all kids, all summer long! Participate anytime, anywhere – at the library, at home, online, or wherever your summer takes you.

This summer, we invite you to unplug and take a moment to explore the stories and science of nature through adventure and play—to marvel at a growing seed, be awed by extreme weather, and wonder about our connection to each other and the earth that sustains us.

Check out some related books in our collection:

The Woods


Open Library Pilot Project

The Open Library Pilot Project:

OLPP Press Release 2018-07-27

OLPP FAQs 2018-07-27


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.


Need information on a topic? Use the databases below to search for articles in magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and a variety of other publications.


Looking to do genealogical or historical research? Ancestry Library Edition is available to use at any of our library branches.

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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.

(902) 747-2597