Central Library blends the best of traditional library services with new technology and innovative spaces, making it a vital centre for learning and culture. Thousands of people visit us each day to enjoy a performance or lecture, engage with each other in lively debate, or simply to relax and appreciate a great book.
Our award-winning, architecturally stunning building includes:
A large collection spread over multiple floors (there are elevators).
A beautiful performance space in Paul O’Regan Hall—a 300 seat auditorium acting as a hub for both Library and community-hosted events.
The Halifax Living Room—a reading and relaxing space that overlooks Spring Garden Road and (in the distance) the Halifax Citadel.
2 sound-resistant studios with instruments and technology for music and video making, podcasting, recording, and editing.
14 study pods spread across floors 2-4 that offer comfortable seating for conversation, studying, and meeting.
A First Nations Circle and displays celebrating First Nations culture.
The Local History Room, which houses research material focusing on Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Atlantic Canada.
A Books of Remembrance display dedicated to Halifax County's military men and women who fell during World War I through to present day.
Displays celebrating African Nova Scotian as well as Acadian/Francophone heritage and culture.
120 public-use computers throughout floors 1-4.