Halifax Public Libraries

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Halifax Public Libraries
Established April 1, 1996 (merger)
Location Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
Branches 14
Items collected business directories, phone books, maps, government publications, books, periodicals, genealogy, local history,
Size ~1,164,600 items
Access and use
Population served 359,183
Other information
Director Judith Hare, CEO[1]
Website Halifax Public Libraries

Halifax Public Libraries is the public library system that serves the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada. It was created in 1996 through a merging of the Halifax, Dartmouth Regional, and Halifax County library systems. It currently operates 14 branches and various home delivery services.


Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library

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Halifax Mechanics' Institute was one of a series of Mechanic's Institutes that were set up around the world after becoming popular in Britain. It housed a subscription library that allowed members who paid a fee to borrow books. The Mechanic's Institutes libraries eventually became public libraries when the establishment of free libraries occurred.[2]


  1. ^ "Halifax Public Libraries: Meet our CEO". Halifax Public Libraries. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  2. ^ Harris, Michael. History Of Libraries In The Western World. 4th ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, p. 153.

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Coordinates: 44°38′39.5″N 63°34′28.3″W / 44.644306°N 63.574528°W / 44.644306; -63.574528