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Our Book Collection
Library of Things
All Library of Things items should be returned directly to library staff. Do not return items in book drops.
If possible return the item to the branch it was borrowed from.
Only members of Cape Breton Regional Library can borrow Library of Things items.
Some items require signing borrowing agreements. Borrowers are required to return items by due date. Borrowers will be billed replacement costs for any kits or parts of kits which are not returned.
Sports & Recreation
Other Special Collections
- Accessible Collections including NNELS & CELA
- Gaelic Collection
- Plays Collection (Scripts for Stage Plays)
- Sheet Music:
- CBRL has a large collection of sheet music and songbooks for many instruments. Popular songbooks can be found by searching the library catalogue. Try searching for “guitar music”, “piano music” or something more specific such as Rita MacNeil songbook. We have a very good collection of fiddle tunes as well.
- At McConnell Library in Sydney there is a special collection, known as the S. Peter Fraser Music Collection. This collection, which was donated by Fraser contains sheet music for piano, organ and choir. This collection is mainly classical and church music.
- Local History Resources
Local History Resources
- Get Started with Local History Research
- Melvin S. Huntington Louisbourg Diaries
- Katharine McLennan – Through Her Eyes
- McLennans of Petersfield
- Cape Breton Consul 1911-1924 – Charles Freeman
How to find books in other libraries
If you cannot find what you are looking for in the Same Page catalogue, you can try the other libraries listed below. To borrow from one these libraries you will need to fill out an interlibrary loan request.