Our Libraries celebrate reading, discovering, learning and sharing.
South Shore Public Libraries is a vital centre of the community, sharing a robust collection and innovative technology, that inspires life long learning and literacy in a positive, welcoming environment.
Literacy • Innovation • Inclusion • Intellectual Freedom • Collaboration • Community
South Shore Public Libraries is governed by the South Shore Regional Library Board and operates under the terms of the Libraries Act, c 254 Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989 as amended by 1990, c 19, ss. 44, 45.
The library region, the youngest of the nine in the province, was formed in 1972 by the Town of Bridgewater, the Town of Lunenburg, and the Town of Mahone Bay. The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg joined in 1973, and the Municipality of Chester in 1978. The former Municipality of the County of Queens and the former Town of Liverpool (now part of the Region of Queens Municipality), joined in 1976 and 1981 respectively. Today, South Shore Public Libraries has more than 25 staff, and provides services through four town libraries, a mobile library and outreach services.