Cape Breton Regional Library

Membership & Contact

Get your library card and gain access to a constantly growing collection of books, audiobooks, movies, eBooks, recreational equipment and more!

Residents of Cape Breton County and Victoria County can apply via our online form or at any CBRL branch. Nova Scotia residents living outside our service area can obtain a library card by visiting one of our branches and applying in person.

If you already have a card but it has expired, please phone or email the library to update your library card.

Individuals interested in the library’s services should review CBRL’s privacy policy to understand conditions and terms of use.


Visitors from outside of Nova Scotia who wish to borrow materials may register for a $10.00 deposit membership card.  This temporary card is valid for up to one year and allows visitors to borrow a limited number of books, DVDs, and other library materials. The deposit is refunded when the temporary card is returned to the library.  Public access computers and WiFi are available to all visitors free of charge.


General questions or comments can be emailed to

Your local library branch can be contacted directly through the email address or phone number found on their branch page.

Cape Breton Regional Library Headquarters is located at:

50 Falmouth St.
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P 6X9
(902) 562-3279