Top 10 Questions

What are the open days and hours?
Central Library is open 7 days a week. Click here for the hours.

What is your civic address?
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS, B3J 1E9.

If I borrow a book here, can I return it at another library?
Yes. You can borrow from anywhere and return anywhere (BARA), and that includes all public libraries in Nova Scotia.

Is there a schedule of events for this library?
Lots. Staff create programs for adults, teens, school age children, and preschool children. Visit the programs page on to see what and when.

Are there meeting spaces or study rooms available? Is there a rental fee?
Yes. There are many rooms of various sizes and shapes from small spaces to private rooms. Their capacities range from 4 to 100. Also, there is a performance area called Paul O’Regan Hall with a capacity of 100, 200, or 300. The rental policy and rates for all meeting spaces are available on the Halifax Public Libraries’ website.

Can I hold my wedding (or other private function) at Halifax Central Library?
Private social functions can be booked. Please consult the policy on our website.

Can I use Central Library as a location for my film or photo shoot?
We hope so, but there are questions we need to ask you first. Please call our Communications Officer at 902-490-5852 and she will help you with everything.

Is there parking at Central Library? Is there a cost?
Yes. There is an underground parking garage with capacity for 87 cars and 50 bicycles. Hours of operation are seven days a week, 6 AM-1 AM. The rate is $2/hour on weekdays to a daily maximum of $20 (as of March 11, 2017), and $1/hour on weekends to a daily maxiumum of $5 (as of March 11, 2017). We accept payment by debit, VISA, MasterCard, and cash. If you have a quick errand, we give you a 15 minute grace period for free parking.

Does Central Library adhere to principles of universal access?
Yes. The new library is universally accessible and includes features such as: elevators, low counters, wheelchair accessibility, and assistive technology.

When did Halifax Central Library open?
Saturday, December 13, 2014 was opening day. Check out the What happened.

How can I stay informed?
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