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 online driving holiday planner .
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  • I would have liked to seen inside the library but I was there on a Sunday off a cruise ship and the opening time wasn't until 2:00. But that's OK because the main reason I wanted the library was use t...  more »
  • The Halifax Central Library is GORGEOUS. Sitting in the top floor cafe you can see the entire city and the waterfront. It's absolutely beautiful, a great atmosphere for work, chatting with friends, or...  more »
  • Beautiful building with some great views. Very bright and modern with out feeling cold. The roof top is amazing. Def a must see for anyone visiting Halifax  more »
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  • Great building but confusing layout. Good to stop in and just walk around. In the summer you can go right out onto the roof!
  • It's just so beautiful outside and inside. They have great selection of books and it's cool that they have Xbox 1's and PS4
  • I like the building design and sunshine lit up the whole place. I always sit at the couch area and read books with gorgeous view out there.
  • The new Halifax Central Library is a worthy and exciting addition to our city. It expands the concept of what a library can be, turning it into a centre of reading, research, and living. Architecturally stunning, and with an exciting stream of free activities for all tastes, this is truly a cultural hub for the whole city.
  • Great atmosphere and interior design. Only complaint is the volume of events that are common to the library. Someone decided it would be a great idea to have a Black History Month CONCERT come in. Could hear the concert throughout the library, even in the furthest corner of the fifth floor. Like really? A concert band playing in a library...

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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