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Halifax Central Library, Halifax

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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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  • An open and bright beauty....great place to relax with a cup of cofffee and a good book! Or do some research and wifi, computers or hang out...bike racks outside, on the bus routes, helpful friendly s...  more »
  • This library has something for everyone! All forms of media are available from magazines, newspapers, computer terminals, gaming for young and old and, of course, books. The staff is incredible, the c...  more »
  • Halifax's Central Library is a jewel in the community. Peruse the catalogs, choose your books and sit outside on the Pavia 5th floor terrace with your coffee to read and to view the harbour and the ci...  more »
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  • Beautiful library with excellent service and incredible views. Well designed work spaces for both individuals and groups. There are also public computers to use, and cafes upstairs and down. You have to check this place out!
  • This is a unique building, a unique library and a unique feather in Halifax's cap. We are incredibly lucky to have this public space. It's so beautifully thought out as a public space, both inside and out, as well as up on the roof. Great place for our citizens to come together!
  • 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.
  • An utterly amazing space. Study rooms, group seating areas, huge book and audio/video selection. It even has a cafe with a rooftop patio. Whether you enjoy reading , live performances, good architecture, or just well lit cozy places; this is a must see stop in Halifax.