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Borrow By Mail for rural residents

Borrow By MailBorrow By Mail (formerly Books By Mail) is a free mail-order library for rural residents of Pictou & Antigonish Counties. You can select material such as books, magazines, audio books, DVD's from our Online Library Catalogue.

How Does it Work?

Register for Borrow By Mail and receive a free library membership card. Fill out a request or check our online catalogue. Make your selection by mail, phone, e-mail or by completing a form online. We will mail the books to you. Return these books with the included postage paid label and we will mail you more. All postage is paid by the Library, there is absolutely no cost to you! Simple as that!

What Kind of Books are Available?

A wide variety in many categories for all ages including books, magazines, audio books (DVD and Playaways), videos, DVD's. Ask for specific books by author, title, or by subject.

Remember selection is not limited to titles listed in our catalogues. Ask our Borrow By Mail staff to help you locate a book that is right for you and answer your reference questions too.

How Many Books May I Ask For?

As many as you like! Or as many as your mailbox will hold.

How Long May I Keep the Books?

3 weeks. Renewals are possible if no one is waiting for the material. Just call 902-755-6031 or our toll free # 1-866-779-7761. No fines are charged for books checked out through Borrow By Mail.

What Do I Do About the Size of my Mailbox?

If you have a small site box or a small mail box, LET US KNOW, and we will send books one or two at a time.

Am I Limited to Only Borrow By Mail?

NO, As a County resident you may use this service along with the 7 Branch Libraries.

You Can Also Find Borrow By Mail in your Local Community!

We have several Rural Access Sites that provide everything from free access to our online library services, training, and in some locations, friendly staff to assist you!

These sites offer a public library computer for searching the public library catalogue, registering for a free membership card, requesting books and information and more.

Pictou Island Community Centre, Arisaig, Harvre Boucher, Lakevale, Lismore, St. Andrews and St. Josephs.
If you would like to know more about our Borrow By Mail service please contact us.