Halifax Central Library, Halifax

4.8
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 online driving holiday planner .
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  • I enjoy going to the library and renting books. Well it seems to me that the library has a good view of the city if thats your thing. Its clean. Perhaps it could run on solar energy to make it more gr...  more »
  • Here's a library that wants to create a community space! Amazing events are held in the Paul O'Regan Hall, often free of charge. Head to the back of the first floor to find this venue. You never know ...  more »
  • Wish this was the library where I live. Lots of neat places to sit and read or study. Visually stunning inside.  more »
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  • Very modern and has a good collection of books. Downside is that it's more of a recreational center , with an atrium. It is SO LOUD. Can't get any reading done peacefully. Even the quiet sections has so much traffic because people seem to be constantly on tours or something. Barely anyone has respect for it being a library and speak loudly throughout. You literally need to be locked in a room by yourself or sit on the roof if you want quiet.
  • Love this library and all the Halifax libraries in general. This one is an accomplishment with lots of computers to use. Staff is ok to work with but I prefer the helpful staff at the smaller libraries in the city. The big frustration and disappointment for me is the architecture of the building. I know it is beautiful to have all those zig-zaggy stairs and and pedways to the top floors, but really, it's just a pain to navigate. I'd prefer a straight walk up instead of having to go through a maze to get to the higher floors. I guess James Dashner designed this building.
  • The new library is very light and airy, and very pleasant experience. Checking it out on a Sunday afternoon to do some school work while waiting for someone downtown. On the one hand it is great to see it so popular, but within 1/2 hour of opening it is hard to find a quiet area seat.
  • This place is great to hang out, read, or do a little work. I personally find it a little body, and there isn't quite enough work space, but you can always find something. The discs is dynamic and has some good views. The staff are helpful.
  • Sucks. It is bad as hell. Good thing it is not here to see it good wow.
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