Serving Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria County since 1950

Digital Library

eBooks & Audiobooks

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The library’s core eBook and audiobook collection provides you with thousands of titles to choose from. Read in your browser, on your mobile device or on a dedicated eReader.


Borrow movies, television shows, documentaries, music, eBooks, comics and audiobooks for free.

Magazines & Newspapers

RBdigital Unlimited provides access to thousands of popular and specialty magazines, borrow as many as you want, with no wait times and no due dates.

PressReader provides instant access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from around the world, included your favorite local newspapers.

Movies, TV & Music

Borrow movies, television shows, documentaries, music, eBooks, comics and audiobooks for free.


The Reference Shelf by Salem Press, includes access to reference works in the following subject areas: Literature, History, Science, and Health.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high quality independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Local History Portals

Huntington Diaries

Part of CBRL’s Nova Scotia Collection, the diaries of Melvin S. Huntington were donated to the W.W. Lewis Memorial Library in Louisbourg. The Library has transcribed these diaries to make them available online to a wider audience.

Katherine McLennan – Through her Eyes

Explore this online exihibit documenting Katherine McLennan’s life and work. Includes numerous photo galleries, letters and diary excerpts.

McLennan’s of Petersfield

The McLennan family helped to nuture the arts, culture, and heritage of Cape Breton. Read more about eh family’s business enterprises, the estate at Petersfield and the family’s role in the restoration of the Fortress of Louisbourg.

The Freeman Collection

This exhibit tells the story of Charles Freeman, who served as the American Consul in Sydney from 1911 until 1924, using the documents and images he and his family left behind, while exploring the Cape Breton history of that time.