Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

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More than just books!

We can help you research and find information on any topic as well as help you find your favourite reading material. But we also do a whole lot more. If you would like to know more about any of our services listed below give us a call toll free at 1-866-779-7761.

  • Online Services

    We have numerous online services available to you 24 hours a day-7 days a week!

  • Genealogy Collection & Historical Archives

    Come and browse our local history and genealogy collections or our knowledgable, friendly staff will be happy to assist you in your research.

  • Reference & Research

    We are happy to help you find the answers to your questions.

  • Wireless Hotspots

    All branches of the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library offer wireless internet access.

  • Computers

    We provide basic computer instruction to individuals through the CAP program.

  • Technology

    GPS, Digital Cameras, scanning, & much more...

  • DVD's and Videos
  • Large Print Books
  • Talking Books & Audio Books
  • Daisy Readers (for those with vision loss)
  • Bicycle locks
  • Bicycle racks
  • Games
  • Pedometers

    A pedometer is a small device that you clip on to your clothing and it counts every step you take. Find out more about pedometers and how many steps you should be taking each day on the Heart and Stroke Walkabout website.

    Pedometers may be borrowed from the library for 3 weeks. They are available at every location of your Library. To place a hold on a pedometer, type Pedometer in our catalogue. Here's a direct link to pedometers in our catalogue.

  • Energy Meters

    The Library is partnering with Conserve Nova Scotia to circulate energy meters. Nova Scotians can now measure their electricity use in real time.

    Energy meters are available on loan at all public and Nova Scotia Community College libraries in the province. Most household appliances can be plugged into the meter to measure their electricity use. Energy saving tip booklets will also be given to each borrower. The booklets contain hundreds of energy savings ideas for households.

    The meters are designed to measure energy use in watts and translate the information into the cost paid by the consumer. The loan program is designed to help consumers understand their energy use by showing how much electricity their appliances consume in real time rather than on a utility bill. Using the energy savings booklet, householders can adjust their habits to use less energy and save money.

    The meters can also help measure standby power, or the electricity used when appliances are turned off. For instance, televisions, stereos, and DVD players all draw power if left connected to an electrical outlet. Householders should connect these electronic devices to a power bar which can be switched off to cut the current when not in use.

    Meterss may be borrowed for 3 weeks. To place a hold on an energy meter, type energy meter in our catalogue. Here's a direct link to energy meters in our catalogue.

  • Breast Feeding Friendly
  • Library Outreach

    Talking to members of your organization about our services. Demonstrating the use of our remote-access databases and services at your school or place of work. Your library reaching out to you wherever you are.

  • Seniors' Delivery Service
  • Books by Mail
  • Mobile Library Services
  • Assistive Services
  • Interlibrary Loan Services

    Locate and borrow materials from other libraries if they are not in our collection.

  • Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Adult Literacy
  • Meeting Rooms

    Meeting rooms are available at most of our branches.

  • Special Programs & services
    • ABC's for Babies
    • Toddle Time
    • Preschool Storytime
  • Book Clubs
    • Teen Book Clubs
    • Adult Book Clubs
  • Workshops
  • Public Information Sessions on timely topics
  • Exam Proctoring

    All branches are available for exam proctoring. Call the branch nearest you for details.

  • Senior's Cafe

If you would like to know more about any of our services give us a call toll free at 1-866-779-7761.