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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  • If you are near Spring Garden Road you need to visit the Halifax Central Library at Spring Garden and Queen. It is an amazing structure with plenty of open space to relax and enjoy the views from... 
    If you are near Spring Garden Road you need to visit the Halifax Central Library at Spring Garden and Queen. It is an amazing structure with plenty of open space to relax and enjoy the views from...  more »
  • Very inspired by my environment, I must say that this is not an inspiring edifice - cold, dusty and unpleasant. Pity 
    Very inspired by my environment, I must say that this is not an inspiring edifice - cold, dusty and unpleasant. Pity  more »
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  • It was a beautiful Wednesday afternoon when I went to the he Central Library. Things have cleared up after the pandemic; even though they encouraged use of a mask while visiting, many people there preferred to came as they were. Two new cafes sprung up there, both worth a visit. (Full disclosure: I didn't visit any of them at the time.) New outdoor seating have been set up there, so if you prefer people watching over reading, just grab a chair outside.
  • Very big. Lots of places to sit and enjoy a good book. Great for the whole family and lots to do. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lots for children to do. Endless things to be entertained by for hours.

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