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The St. Peter's Library will closed this Saturday, August 19th due to a staffing shortage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 



MON - FRI  8am - 4pm


 Students & researchers, checkout Canadian Periodicals our new database, perfect for those challenging projects!

Want to learn some Spanish for that trip down south this winter? How about Italian? American Sign Language? The library now has Rocket Languages, an online language learning program. Try it out.

Rocket Languages

Hours for ECRL Headquarters 9am - 5pm Monday -Friday

Questions? Concerns? If so contact Chief Librarian, Laura Emery at 

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If you, or someone you know, has vision or perceptual disabilities please visit the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) to find out how to get books available in accessible formats. 

3D printing @ the Library

Click the image and check out our new 3D printing video!

The Library now offers 3D printing services. Printing costs $1 per hour of printing time. Color choices vary.

Visit either the Port Hawkesbury or Petit de Grat Libraries to arrange printing your design. Or email your design to 

We will ship 3D projects to any ECRL location for pick-up.

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Make Your Reading Part of History!

In honour of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Nova Scotia Library Association (NSLA) and Nova Scotia’s 9 Regional Public Library systems are excited to present Libraries 150, a province-wide library project celebrating Nova Scotia’s writers and citizens, ideas and attitudes, culture and environment, stories and treasures.

The cornerstone of Libraries 150 will be the compilation of 150 Books of Influence, a commemorative list of 150 books that Nova Scotians believe have influenced or defined them as a people. The titles on the list will be those books that have captured Nova Scotians’ hearts and minds; books that tell Nova Scotia’s stories and inspire its citizens.

“Canada’s 150th Anniversary is a perfect opportunity to examine and consider those books which reflect our current state as a people and province, as well as books that mark our progress over the decades since Confederation,” said NSLA President Cynthia Lelliott. “This project will memorialize the literary works of Nova Scotia, and leave a cultural legacy for future generations of readers that will be forever accessible to the public.”

This sesquicentennial project is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage’s 150 Forward Fund, and cooperation throughout Nova Scotia’s library community. One Book Nova Scotia, and the Atlantic Provinces Library Association have agreed to partner with NSLA on the project.

From late May into the summer of 2017, Nova Scotians – including the province’s 320,000 library patrons – will be asked to nominate books for the 150 Books of Influence. The nominated books can include children, youth and adult titles; fiction and non-fiction; scholarly texts; books of diversity; books in French, Gaelic, Mi’kmaq and/or English; and current and historical titles.

Nominations will be compiled and reviewed, and the 150 books selected by a committee of Library personnel from across the province. The booklist will be announced at the Word On the Street Festival in September 2017 and available thereafter to the public at their local Library.

Eastern Counties Regional Library invites all of our readers to visit and nominate a Nova Scotia book that matters to them! Join in the celebration of our literary history.  


The Book Forecast

Here are the latest orders for books that are on order but not published yet:

Adult Paperbacks Winter 2016

Adult Fiction Winter 2016

Adult Non-Fiction Winter 2016

Adult Audio Winter 2016

Large Print Winter 2016




Share A Book

Suggest a book others might enjoy on the ECRL Facebook page or suggest a book the Library should buy using our ILL Request Form. Sharing books is so much more than a fundraising campaign. 


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