Status of Library Service

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All 10 branches of Western Counties Regional Library are open to public.

All Nova Scotia Health COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

a) Face masks are encouraged, and free masks are available for anyone who wants one.

b) Please be mindful of those around you and respect their personal space.

c) Stay home if you are sick or feeling unwell. We offer borrow-by-mail and digital services. We have helpful staff a phone call or e-mail away.

d) Food and covered beverages will be allowed in the library, but not in library programs.

Bookings can be made for the library’s community rooms at our Barrington, Digby, Meteghan (Clare), Pubnico, Shelburne, Weymouth and Yarmouth branch libraries.

We appreciate your understanding and patience on this.

Call or e-mail the branches for details – https://westerncounties.ca/branch-locations/

  • You can return all items to your branch by using the book drops.
  • You can access library wi-fi from outside the branches (please, practice social distancing).
  • Loan periods are 3 weeks for all items.
  • There are no longer fines for overdue materials.
  • You can pick up your holds at the branch.
  • The library is accepting book donations.

In-Person Programming 

Western Counties Regional Library’s in-person programming returned March 1, 2022.

Food and beverages will not be allowed as part of library programs.

Our libraries offer borrow-by-mail, grab-&-go kits and a variety of online programs and services.

Virtual Library Programs

We’re still here for you at home.

The library’s virtual programs have been a great success. We plan to continue offering a range of virtual programs for all age groups.

Are you new to virtual library programs? You can enjoy a virtual library program from the comfort of home, or while you’re on the move! Check out this link on how to connect with Zoom and attend using your computer or mobile device.


For those not comfortable visiting a library branch, the library will continue to offer borrow-by-mail.

Digital Library

Our digital library is accessible all the time to download eBooks, audiobooks, digital magazines. You can also learn a new language. The link is here –

To get a library card online visit westerncounties.ca/card/

To renew a library card – call your branch library, call 1-866-742-2486 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday), or email register@westerncounties.ca.

For help accessing services – your branch, email question@westerncounties.ca or message us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/Western-Counties-Regional-Library-62520112493/ 

We will be available via Facebook Messenger, by phone (call your branch) or call toll-free 1-866-742-2486 Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We are continuing to adjust our services to provide people with the best library experience possible during these difficult times.

The library recommends the following websites for accurate information on the COVID-19 virus: