Effective Wednesday, April 28, all Cumberland Public Libraries locations are closed to the public until further notice.

Grab N’ Go contactless pick up of library materials will be available at the Advocate, Amherst, Parrsboro, Pugwash, and Springhill locations. Call your library for details.


Borrow by Mail is available to all citizens of Cumberland County. You can make a request online or by phone at 902-667-2549.

You can also access our online services including ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, online learning and more. They are available 24/7 from the comfort of your own home: Hoopla, OverDrive and LinkedIn Learning


Phone Numbers:

Advocate: 902-392-2214                         Amherst: 902-667-2549                         Parrsboro: 902-254-2046

                                           Pugwash: 902-243-3331                       Springhill: 902-597-2211

Summer Job Opportunities

The Amherst Branch has two job offerings open for students this summer! Click here for more details!


Help us buy new books and furniture for the new Oxford branch

The Oxford Library is going to be opening in the old Oxford Journal building on Rideau St. in April and we need your help to buy new books and furniture.

Make a donation online: Oxford Library Donation or in person at any of our locations.

Click here to view a calendar of all of our upcoming events.


Advocate, Amherst, Parrsboro, Pugwash, and Springhill are now open more hours.

Hours and additional contact information can be found on the Branches page.

For our vulnerable patrons, we continue to offer Borrow By Mail. This is a FREE service to anyone in Cumberland County who is not able to come to one of our locations for any reason.

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Hoopla Loan Limit Increased!

Hoopla has increased its loan limit to 10 titles per month! Discover all the new audiobooks, ebooks, comics, TV shows, and movies Hoopla has to offer!

Looking for online content?
We have you covered!

Download audiobooks, ebooks, tv shows, movies, or music – up to ten titles each month.

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