CPL Logo Home Search The Catalogue Check Your Account Ask A Librarian Get A Library Card Electronic Library

Calendar of Events



Read, Watch, Listen

Web Resources

Kids' Zone

Teen Sector

About Us

Author Reading - Lesley Crewe

Tuesday, June 20th - 7:00pm
Four Fathers Library, Amherst
21 Acadia St.

Join us at the Four Fathers Library for Nova Scotian author Leslie Crewe.

Free admission--donations cheerfully accepted!

Is Library Service Important to You?

Please show your support during the provincial election campaign by placing a bright yellow hangers on your doors that say “Dear Candidate: Public libraries are important to me, my family, and my community.”

Door hangers are available at all of our locations.

Public Libraries in Nova Scotia need stable, long-term funding or we'll be forced to cut hours, cut programs, and even close locations.

In the last 8 years the Cumberland Public Libraries has received a 1.3% increase in funding from the province. In that same period of time the cost of living has increased 11.9%. That means it costs more for us to buy books, provide programs, and pay staff.

Read Away Your Fines

From May 23 - June 3, students in grades P-12 who have fines can drop by their local library, read for 30 minutes, and have their fines* forgiven!
*Does not include lost/damaged items.

Contact your local library for more details.

150 Books of Influence

150 Books of Influence will be a compilation of 150 books that Nova Scotians feel have somehow influenced or defined them. The titles on the list will be those books that have captured Nova Scotians’ hearts and minds; books that tell Nova Scotia’s stories and inspire its citizens.

Nova Scotians can nominate books for the 150 Books of Influence through this website as well as at Nova Scotia’s public libraries. The nominated books can include children, youth and adult titles; fiction and non-fiction; scholarly texts; books of diversity; books in French, Gaelic, Mi’kmaq and/or English; and current and historical titles…any book by a Nova Scotian author and/or about Nova Scotia that you feel define Nova Scotia for you.


Donate to celebrate 50 years!

Learn more about our anniversary fundraiser HERE.

Birthday Club

January - December 2017

To celebrate Cumberland Public Libraries turning 50 in 2017, we are running a Birthday Club all year long!

If you’re between the ages of 1 - 18, visit the front desk, say the magic words...“It’s my birthday month!” (and show your library card), to receive a free book!

Contact your local library for details.

Download Audiobooks & eBooks

Download audiobooks & e-books with our Digital Media Downloads Service.


Need help to download e-books or audiobooks? Check out OverDrive Help.

We're on Facebook & Twitter & Goodreads

Like the library's page on Facebook to see upcoming events and check out pictures from library programs.

And follow us on Twitter for information on new books and more.

Or Friend us on Goodreads to see reviews of library books.

Our Top 10


Want to know what's popular in Cumberland County?
Each month we update "Our Top 10" fiction and non-fiction books, and movies & t.v. series.
These titles are our most requested for the past month.