Serving Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria County since 1950


Recognition Gifts

Honour a special person or occasion by donating to the Library. We will send a card to the honoree announcing that you have made a donation in their name. This is the perfect gift for the person who has everything!

Memorial Fund

When you make a Memorial Gift to the Cape Breton Regional Library in memory of a friend or loved one, a book will be chosen within the subject area you request and a bookplate will be placed inside. A notice will be sent to a family member or the person you specify, acknowledging your gift and informing them of the book selected. Donation cards are available in all branches of the library.

Donation Boxes

Thanks to the generosity of the local Tim Horton’s, donation boxes are available in all branches of the Library. All proceeds received from these donation boxes go toward the general operations of the Library.

Used Book Donations

Cape Breton Regional Library is accepting limited donations of gently used books for our Book Sale Collection.  In order to have the adequate space for quarantining items before they are made available for purchase, please consider small donations of recent best-sellers, paperbacks, and DVDs. The library is also interested in books which may have historical value especially books pertaining to local history.

Please note that we do not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, VHS or cassette tapes, or any item that is in poor condition or damaged.

The library may refuse donations when storage space is not available.

All donated items become the property of the Cape Breton Regional Library. Items that are not needed for the Library collection may be placed in the Library’s book sale for resale. The proceeds from book sales are used for the purchase of new materials for library patrons.

The Library may consider offers of unique or specialized collections that do not necessarily meet the standard guidelines above. To discuss a donation that may be of unique value, please contact our Collections Librarian.

For further information about any of the programs described above, contact the Library’s Coordinator of Community Support.