Halifax Central Library, Halifax

4.8
Library · Traveler Resource
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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  • If you love books and libraries, you'll surely enjoy a few hours here. This is the most incredible library I've been to (in Canada). It has 5 floors, a rooftop garden, coffee shops, a media room and.....  more »
  • The best library in Halifax. Every aspect of this building has design in mind. Even the place where you pick up holds is exquisite! I love going to the 5th floor to take in the view.  more »
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  • One of Canada’s best I’m a library lover, visited hundreds across Canada and the USA, this still fairly new build has won awards for design and environmental innovation. So many awesome spaces in this building, if you come, make time to explore. Top level is breathtaking with the views and outdoor patio?! Insanely awesome. Best bonus, coffee shop “Pavia” on main floor and top floor has fabulous espresso and healthy food. Explore, enjoy.
  • Definitely the best library in Halifax. It’s modern and the architecture is awesome. This whole area in general is one of my favourite places in Halifax. The library is at the centre of this. Occasionally there will be very specific books that are unavailable for long periods of time, and homeless people tend to lounge but those are some of the things you have to deal with in any decently sized city. I have also attended a few live events in their auditorium which are FREE! I’ve seen everything from opera to poetry jams being held there. It’s a great thing to do for people of all ages.

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