Antigonish Town & County Library: the People's Place Library

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library


Located In
Antigonish, NS
Where To Find Us
283 Main St
Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3
Areas Served
Antigonish County


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Kristel Fleuren-Hunter, Branch Librarian, & Children's Services Librarian
Alternate Contact
Crystal Wallace-MacEachern, Managing Branch Assistant
Mailing Address
c/o Antigonish Town & County Public Library 
283 Main St 
Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3

Description & Services

Antigonish Town & County Library is one of seven branches in our regional library system and is located on Main Street (next to the movie theatre). The Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA) is also located in the library building, and have offices and classroom space in the library. The Antigonish Library is a wireless hotspot (WIFI) with access to high speed Internet.  
We offer a full range of free services and access to the resources of all Nova Scotia public libraries.  
Books for all ages and interests, reference, large print book, DVDs/videos, magazines, audiobooks, Playaways, downloadable audiobooks, ebooks and emagazines, online databases & instructional programs (such as, Rocket Languages, Chilton's Library, Learning, RBdigital, PressReader) and more. 
Programming, Reader's advisory, reference, inter-library loan, public Internet access, Makerspace, printer, scanner, 3Dprinter, family play packs, Nordic walking poles, and instructional tours available upon request. The Antigonish Library also has a very large Public Art display area, that is available for displays. For more information, please contact the library. 
An after hours bookdrop and 24-hour checkout is available at the Library entrance. 
Library Programs:  
All library programs are offered free of charge, although space is limited – so please call the Library for more information, and to register (902-863-4276). These regular library programs are offered through the fall until the spring (from September – June) while over the summer months, special programming (such as the Summer Reading Clubs for children) is offered. Throughout the year, special programs are also offered such as workshops, and presentations on a variety of topics. For more information, please visit: .  
Children’s & Youth programs -  
- Family Storytimes, Make & Take crafting kits 
Adult programs -  
- Book Clubs, Knitting Circles 
Meeting Rooms  
The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board will provide non-profit groups with meeting space free of charge in the Library's Community & Meeting Rooms, when not in use for library activities. These meetings are to be of a non-fund raising, non-revenue generating nature. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject requests for the use of meeting space. For more information, please call the library (902-863-4276). 
The Antigonish Library has a large Community Room available for reservations, with an adjoining community kitchen and outdoor patio. In addition, this library also has a smaller meeting room space, and a small community office that are also available for reservations. 
Sundays 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Mondays 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Tuesdays 9:00am - 9:00pm  
Wednesdays 9:00am - 9:00pm 
Thursdays 9:00am - 9:00pm 
Fridays 9:00am - 9:00pm 
Saturdays 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fully Wheelchair Accessible ; The library also provides supported access to the CELA & NNELS audiobook collections for the Visually Impaired & Print Disabled, and has a long-term equipment loan program for DaisyReaders, for library clients. For more information, please contact your local library branch. 
The Library also carries Sensory Play (Neurodiversity Tool Kits) developed by AutismNS with sensory, visual and fidget tool bags available for families to borrow.

Special Information

Active Living ; Active Transportation ; Adaptive Equipment ; After School Programs ; All Things Trails ; Antigonish County API ; Antigonish Town Search (API) ; Book clubs ; Classes/courses ; Community Organizations ; Community Spaces ; Connecting People & Nature ; Cultural ; Fall Fun ; Fall Programs ; Family-friendly ; Festivals/Events ; Free equipment loan ; Gardens, Gardening Groups ; Geocaching ; Guided Tours ; Health ; Highland Connect ; Inclusion & Access ; Indoor play space ; Learn To Programs (introductory level) ; Library ; March Break ; Movie Theatre ; Personal Development ; Recreation Capacity ; Recreation Categories ; Recreation Facilities ; Seniors ; Social Gatherings ; Special Interest ; Spring Programs ; Storytime ; Summer Fun ; Summer Programs ; Supportive Environments ; Tourism ; Visual Arts ; Walking ; Winter Programs ; Youth

About this Information

Last Modified: 10 May 2022 | Last Full Update: 10 May 2022

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Get in Touch

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm