Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Antigonish Public Library
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Antigonish Town & County Library
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Antigonish Town & County Library is one of seven branches in our regional library system and is located on the corner of Main Street and College Street. We offer a full range of free services and access to the resources of all Nova Scotia public libraries. Antigonish Library is a Community Access Program (CAP) site, sponsored by Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. At the Antigonish Library you can access a wireless hotspot to high speed Internet.


283 Main St.
Antigonish, NS
B2G 2C3
Phone: 863-4276
E-mail: antigoni@nsngp.library.ns.ca


Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 9:00am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00 pm

An after hours bookdrop and 24-hour checkout is available at the Library entrance.

The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board will provide non-profit groups with meeting space free of charge in the Library Program Room, 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. View Program Room usage guidelines here.

Regular Programming at the Antigonish Library

All library programs are offered free of charge, although space is limited – so please call the Library for more information, and to register (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.

Children's & Youth:

  • ABCs for Babies (ages 0 – 15 months), on Fridays at 10:00 am
  • ToddleTimes (ages 15 months – 3 years), on Wednesdays at 10:00 am
  • Preschool Storytimes (ages 3-5 years), on Mondays at 10:00 am
  • LEGOs & LEGO Club, a 'drop-in' as you wish program on Thursdays at 9:30 am, & at 3:00 pm
  • Young Readers Club (ages 9-12 years), on the 2nd Monday of the month at 3:00 pm
  • Teen Readers Club (ages 13 +), on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm
  • Family Movies, a 'drop-in as you wish' program usually on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of the month, at 6:00 pm. And you may bring your own snacks too (nut-free please!).


  • Book Club, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 pm
  • Seniors' Café, a 'drop-in as you wish' program - on the 1st Wednesday of the month, at 2:00 pm - with light refreshments, an interesting presentation, and full access to library services too..
  • Armchair Travelers, a 'drop-in as you wish' program - on the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 7:00 pm - with guest presentations by travelers from around the world.
  • Open Mic Night, a 'drop-in as you wish' program - on the 3rd Friday of the month, at 6:30 pm – with lively local entertainment on the Library Stage from poetry, to music, theatre to spoken word, stories & song …

  • Books for all ages and interests
  • reference
  • large print book
  • DVDs/ videos
  • magazines
  • books on cassette
  • audio books
  • and more
  • Reader's advisory
  • reference
  • inter-library loan
  • Internet access
  • instructional tours available upon request