Pictou Public Library and Innovation Centre
PO Box 622, 40 Water Street,
Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
A 24 hour bookdrop is available near the rear entrance of the Library.
Library is wheelchair accessible at the rear entrance.
Library Hours - CLOSED DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC
Tuesday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm
DID YOU KNOW.........You Can Access the Library Online
All the library services online are free - from downloadable or streaming eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines for all ages (Tumblebooks to OverDrive, and RB Digital), to language learning programs, and a few other information/database sources and some new services coming soon! These online services do require a library card to access (your library card # + a passcode)... and can be under Collections, http://www.parl.ns.ca/
If you need a free library card, please call/text the library, at 1(902)759-2310 ... Mondays to Fridays, from 10am to 3pm ... we are answering calls/texts
There is a lot of other informational resources on our webpage, under Subject Resources, including the Health & Wellness section, and including we do have access to the digital copy of all/most of the NSHA pamphlets too (in the regular library collection, online), http://www.parl.ns.ca/projects/healthroom/index.php
Check out the Libraries Social Media accounts to share information about other free, online resources and activities for Stay-at-Home ... for all ages, from author readings to gardening tips, mental wellness, crafts & more.
New to Pictou Library!
Sensory, Visual & Fidget Kits
The bags contain items that can be used if an individual is overwhelmed by their environment & need a quiet activity. Three bags available to borrow: The Visual Bag, The Sensory Bag or the Fidget Bag
Play Packs are kits with books & play equipment (skipping ropes, balls, scarves, a rubber chicken & more!) available to borrow with your free library card from the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, in partnership with Active Pictou County. This initiative is made possible with Community Wellness Grants from the Pictou Central/East, Pictou West, the North Shore Area and the Antigonish Town & County Community Health Boards. To learn more, please contact your local library.
Light Therapy Lamps
Light Therapy boxes, also called SAD lamps, use fluorescent lights to mimic the full-spectrum sunlight you would experience outside on a bright spring day. The lamps are free for patrons to use within our library branches.
DID YOU KNOW: that you can sign out the following bike equipment from the Pictou Library: bike locks, tire pump, allen-key tune up kit.
Pictou Library now has a volunteer to help you with One on One Computer Training:
Microsoft Office- A tutorial in how to use it, Specifics on toolbars and how they can benefit a presentation, PowerPoint and Word basics, Using Excel to make spreadsheets, How to set up a presentation for school, work, etc. and any unanswered questions about Office.
Email - How to compose, view and send emails to any person on all platforms or answering questions you might have
Social Media – Lessons and demonstrations include all modern social media forms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and any others that you might have interest in or need general help with
Online Streaming – Includes but not limited to, help with watching videos online and a run down on what websites to use and other sites to avoid
Photoshop – Basic help with this program depending on what you would like to learn. Tutorials on layering, patching and pasting photos to produce the unique image you want to create.
Check out our monthly branch newsletter www.parl.ns.ca/services/events/index.html
Pictou Public Library is located upstairs in the Town of Pictou Municipal Building, and is one of seven branches in our Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library (www.parl.ns.ca). The Library offers a full range of free services and access to the resources of all Nova Scotia public libraries.
Pictou Library is also a Community Access Program (C@P, www.nscap.ca) site. Free public access to the Internet is available through our C@P site computer terminals and Wireless Hotspot.
Library programs offered in the Pictou Library are free and our Program Room is available to non-profit groups for meetings or information sessions. For further Information call the Library at 485-5021.
We also welcome suggestions of programs that you would like to see offered in the Pictou Library.