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New Glasgow Public Library

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Located In New Glasgow
Where To Find Us
New Glasgow Public Library
182 Dalhousie St
New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E3
Areas Served New Glasgow ; Pictou Landing ; Stellarton ; Trenton ; Westville
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Phone 902-752-8233
Toll Free Phone 1-866-779-7761
Contact Cristal van de Pol, Managing Branch Assistant
Alternate Contact Greg Hayward, Branch Librarian & Technical Services Librarian; Phone: 902-755-6031
Mailing Address c/o New Glasgow Public Library 
PO Box 276 
182 Dalhousie St 
New Glasgow, NS B2H 5E3
Fax 902-752-6737
Description & Services
Information One of our largest branches, the New Glasgow Library is located downtown on the corner of Archimedes & Dalhousie streets (next door to the Fire Station). Small community gardens are located around the library, with a small outdoor community patio. The New Glasgow Library is a wireless hotspot (WIFI) with access to high-speed Internet.  
We offer a full range of free services and access to the resources of all Nova Scotia public libraries.  
Books for all ages and interests, reference, large print book, DVDs/videos, magazines, audiobooks, Playaways, downloadable audiobooks, eBooks and eMagazines, online databases& instructional programs (such as, Rocket Languages, Chilton's Library, PressReader, and more.  
Programming, Reader's advisory, reference, Genealogy & Heritage Room, inter-library loan, public Internet access, printer, scanner, 3Dprinter, family play packs, Nordic walking poles, small display area for Public Art, and instructional tours available upon request.  
A 24-hour return bookdrop is available at the Library entrance.  
Library Programs:   
All library programs are offered free of charge, although space is limited – so please call the Library for more information, and to register (902-752-8233). These regular library programs are offered through the fall until the spring (from September – June) while over the summer months, special programming (such as the Summer Reading Clubs for children) is offered. Throughout the year, special programs are also offered such as workshops, and presentations on a variety of topics. For more information, please visit:   
Children’s & Youth programs -   
- Family Storytimes,   
Adult programs -   
- Book Clubs, Knitting Clubs 
Meeting & Community Rooms  
The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board will provide non-profit groups with meeting space free of charge in the Library's Community Room, when not in use for library activities. These meetings are to be of a non-fund raising, non-revenue generating nature. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject requests for the use of meeting space. For more information, please call the library (902-752-8233). 
The Community Room also has an adjacent kitchenette with limited services. A Community office is also available for reservations. 
Hours Sunday (September - May): 1:00pm - 4:00pm  
Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:00 pm 
Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm 
Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible ; The library also provides supported access to the CELA & NNELS audiobook collections for the Visually Impaired & Print Disabled, and has a long-term equipment loan program for DaisyReaders, for library clients. For more information, please contact your local library branch. 
The Library also carries Sensory Play (Neurodiversity Tool Kits) developed by AutismNS with sensory, visual and fidget tool bags available for families to borrow.
Special Information
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