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Halifax Central Library, Halifax

Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Step into Halifax Central Library, where the building draws as much attention as the books. Halifax's largest public library features a dramatic fifth-floor cantilever over the entrance plaza. Inside, take the crisscrossed staircases to access the large collection of books. Take a break from reading and buy a refreshment on the rooftop terrace cafe, one of two cafes on site. Kids can also enjoy the play area or one of the many games available. Check ahead for any events that may be on during your visit. Add Halifax Central Library and other attractions to your Halifax trip itinerary using our Halifax tour planner.
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  • Read about the public library and so happy to have seen it. Open spaces are warm, modern and inviting. The exterior avante guarde, public places to sit and gather.Frankly surprising for we did not exp...  read more »
  • Very fun, informative, free day at the Library. There were many options for singles, groups, children and families. 
  • Not your typical tourist attraction but really very interesting building, with great vistas from the top floor. Super contemporary in style. A recommended site from some locals we met. The 5th floor h...  read more »
  • The Halifax central library is a fantastic public resource and a comfort to the eyes. the architecture is solid and beautiful, the interior is spacious yet full of resources. And the small cafe has some great snacks and drinks. The atmosphere is that of any library, sometimes a bit loud with learning kids, always busy with interested minds. I love it!
  • What can I say, this is a stunning library. One feels proud as a Haligonian to have this magnificent structure in our city. There are beautiful views to be had, beautiful architecture waiting around every corner and all sorts of nooks and crannies to explore. There are coffee shops, places to hang out, all sorts of computers. Basically everything you would want in your dream library. The only downside is that parking can be difficult and/or expensive, especially during busy times. Signing up for a library card was a super simple and smooth process and the people who work there are a pleasure to interact with. I will definitely be coming here again and again.
  • New library is amazing. It's beautiful both inside and out. Rooftop patio provides great views of Halifax and the harbour. Great spot to grab a coffee, a book and relax.
  • Absolutely extraordinary, love this library and feel happy to enter it's doors. Always no I'll find a computer, a comfortable seat, an interesting event upcoming, and friendly people
  • When I heard about the new library, I was skeptical. But I love spending time here. It has a great children's area, and allows food and drink everywhere in the building. The architecture is award winning, and beautiful. There are plenty of entertaining, free events. I'm often pleasantly surprised with an enjoyable event when I go.
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