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Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library

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Address: 5381 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1E9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-490-5700
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Love the Building

it is a shame that it has close and is unoccupied right now this is a great building and situated right in the centre of the City. Very nice grounds and statues.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2015
Halifax, Canada
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Parkland, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Property is run down and rats roam all over at dusk, dirty disgusting they need to take the building down, or better transform it into something useful for the community.

Thank Mimi D
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

it is a shame that it has close and is unoccupied right now this is a great building and situated right in the centre of the City. Very nice grounds and statues.

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

While in Halifax it was recommended that we visit this building. I wouldn't add an hour to my trip to drive out of my way to see it but it was worth seeing while in Halifax. If I lived there I would spend a lot of time there. Great place with lots of quiet areas and corners. Awesome architecture, lots... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

When I first saw the model for the new library, I thought: Why build a modern building right beside the old heritage buildings in the downtown core, this surely has to look terrible? But when I saw it finished in all its glory, I could not be more surprised, how well the Danish architect has captured the very soul of... More 

Thank Annemarie B
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

This library had a lot of class architecturally and provided good service to the downtown for several decades. Did stalwart service - very interested to see what happens to the edifice now that its role has been retired. Hope they find a way to save this memorial building

Thank gillistg
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

A very modern library with many areas to relax and read or even meet friends for a coffee Well worth a visit.

Thank Jane M
Glace Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you build it, they will come -- this library is a magnificant space -- bright, airy, with lots of possibilities for private space as well. An abundance of resources and a fabulous coffee shop as a bonus! Well done!

Thank Kate K
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

The new public library in Halifax is wonderful. Just went for a tour and a coffee and am so impressed. It's not what you'd normally expect from a library. The stacks of books are sparse and have been replaced by lots of open space and interesting computer stations and reading areas. This library is more for people watching and gathering... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

A beautiful new modern library. Not sure what all the fuss was about and why all the money was spent on this building. A great spot to look around and well worth the visit.

Thank JDTravelCanada
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Halifax has a new downtown hot spot and it offers the best deals in town. The new Central Library opened on December 15th and was one of the first places I visited during a recent trip. It more than lived up to the numerous news articles I had read prior to its opening. The out of the building is gorgeous... More 

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