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Coady and Tompkins Memorial Library in Margaree Forks, Petit de Grat Library, and St. Peter's Library will be closed on Wednesday, August 4.

Petit de Grat Library will be closed on Thursday, August 5.

TD Summer Reading Club is back for summer 2021! Registratation is open. Learn more.

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Service Announcement - July 14, 2021

Effective Thursday, July 15, Eastern Counties Regional Library branches will reopen at the maximum capacity that allows for social distancing. 

Maximum capacity at each branch, including any staff members present, is as follows until further notice:

Sherbrooke Library: 5

St. Peter’s Library: 5

Cyril Ward Memorial Library (Guysborough): 7

Coady & Tompkins Memorial Library (Margaree Forks): 7

Petit de Grat Library: 14

Canso Library: 15

Public access to library branches in Port Hawkesbury or Mabou is not available at this time due to their location inside schools, but Curbside Pickup service remains available. Curbside Pickup service is also available in Mulgrave.

All branches of Eastern Counties Regional Library continue to offer Curbside Pickup service. Our Borrow by Mail and digital library services are also available. 

Please continue to check our website or follow us on social media for more information and service updates: and

Open Library Resuming Service - June 25, 2021

We are pleased to announce the re-launch of the Open Library Pilot Project in Guysborough. Starting the evening of Friday, June 25th, library members can enjoy extended access to the Cyril Ward Memorial Library in Guysborough from 7:00am – 9:00pm, seven days a week. Library staff will continue to be available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:30-5:30pm.

Use your library card and PIN to unlock the door during extended hours, and help yourself to the library! Use the computers or free WiFi, browse the collection and borrow items at the self-checkout. This is how it works.

During Phase 2, the capacity of the Open Library is 3. Please do not enter the Open Library if there are already 3 people inside. All customers are required to wear a mask, maintain proper physical distancing, and sanitize their hands upon entry. We ask that everyone stays mindful of their time if capacity is reached and another person is waiting to enter.



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For new and locally significant items: Suggestion for Purchase

For items older than six months: Interlibrary Loan *service paused until August 8*

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