Cape Breton Regional Library

News and Notices

Glace Bay Library Temporary Closure

The Glace Bay Library is closed during the move to the new branch location at 143 Commercial Street. Patrons are encouraged to use other Cape Breton Regional Library branches during this time. Dominion, Reserve Mines, and New Waterford are the nearest locations. We regret any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your patience.


Introducing Nature Backpacks

CBRL’s Nature Backpacks aim to inspire families and individuals to experience nature through hands-on exploration.  Each kit contains various books, field guides and gadgets to help develop new skills, such as using binoculars for birdwatching, learning to draw from nature and learning how to identify wild plants and animals. The backpacks can be borrowed for free with a library card and many activities can be done in the backyard, local park or walking trail making them accessible to everyone in our community! 


Check Out This Art

At the Cape Breton Regional Library, we are excited to partner with local artist Onni Nordman, to loan original artworks to library members for a limited time. Nordman is supplying 36 works of art that the Library will lend for 2 weeks, just like a book. This project, Check Out This Art, will launch on Wednesday, May 15 at the McConnell Library, from 4-6 pm. The art will be on display that day so library users can borrow the piece that interests them. After the launch, the art can be found at This project will run for 6 weeks.


Upcoming Events

Services and Programs

Online Library Card Application

Book Lists for Adults

Adult and Senior Programs

Recreation Equipment