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The Alexander Doyle Public Library, (Mabou) closed at 2:15pm today, May 26th due to power outage. 

Part-time employment at Margaree Forks

Student Summer Employment opportunity at Petit de Grat

 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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Voting For Rural Public Library Service

Readers in Saskatchewan recently discovered that rural Public Library service is not a certainty. It is maintained only by the willingness of the public to communicate to elected officials the importance of reading and free access to books and technology. We know that government can be influenced in Nova Scotia as well, because all of Nova Scotia's Public Library Regions, including Eastern Counties Regional Library, received an emergency one-time grant of $52,667 from the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. This grant was given at the end of March 2017 and it appears at least in part as a response to numerous expressions of concern and support for Public Libraries across the Province, received by government.  

We greatly appreciate this grant, and would like to thank the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for it, as it will help us to shore up and maintain our services while we try to determine how best to create a future for the Public Library in the Counties of Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond. We especially want to thank all of our Library members that wrote to Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage and/or spoke to their local MLAs on our behalf. Your efforts have had a positive result.

During this election campaign we need your assistance once again. Please help to make long-term sustainable funding for rural Public Library service an issue for your local candidates. We need increased core funding for collections, services and programs. Please ask your local candidate one key question, "Will you and your party commit to increasing core funding for Public Libraries so that all Nova Scotians have access to reading, technology and learning?"

We thank you for your assistance. Please contact Chief Librarian, Laura Emery at with any questions or for further information. 

Local MLAs contact information:

Richmond County:

Honourable Michel P. Samson

Richmond Industrial Mall 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 57

Louisdale, Nova Scotia

B0E 1V0


Phone: (902) 345-0778

Fax: (902) 345-0779


Guysborough County:

Honourable Lloyd Hines

Chedabucto Center

9996 Highway 16

Unit P-1

PO Box 259

Guysborough, Nova Scotia

B0H 1N0


Phone: (902) 533-2280

Fax: (902) 533-3039


Inverness County:

Allan MacMaster

15759 Central Avenue

Inverness, Nova Scotia

B0E 1N0


Phone: (902) 258-2216

Fax: (902) 258-3231

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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