Halifax Central Library
Halifax Central Library
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  • PavlaPavla
    Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
    Library
    The library is housed in a beautiful light-filled building. Books are available on five floors. There are dozens of computers that the public can use. I thought that people were looking for books to borrow or some technical texts on them, but to my great surprise, everyone was playing games on them. Wifi was free in the library. There was a cafe on the ground floor and plenty of places to sit inside the building.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Stirling B
    Ottawa, Canada638 contributions
    Spacious interior filled with natural light
    The Halifax Central Library features a spacious open interior filled with natural light. The layout features an open design and the books are spread out making if feel less cramped than older designed libraries. As with most attractions in Halifax it is easy to access on foot.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 21, 2023
  • bb1769
    65 contributions
    Great place even if you don't like libraries
    One of the nicest libraries I've ever visited. Not only is it amazing architecturally, but the inside is really inviting and appealing. They have two cafes (one on ground floor, the other on top floor). They thoughtfully put out interesting book selections facing outward around the stacks, which lead to a lot of perusing of books. Lots of places to sit and read, or computers to use (including iPads and Chromebooks to borrow). Almost makes me wish I lived here to take advantage of the resources.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 2, 2023
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bb1769
Apple Valley, California65 contributions
Jul 2023
One of the nicest libraries I've ever visited. Not only is it amazing architecturally, but the inside is really inviting and appealing. They have two cafes (one on ground floor, the other on top floor). They thoughtfully put out interesting book selections facing outward around the stacks, which lead to a lot of perusing of books. Lots of places to sit and read, or computers to use (including iPads and Chromebooks to borrow). Almost makes me wish I lived here to take advantage of the resources.
Written August 2, 2023
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AK8397
Ontario, Canada885 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We heard about the new Central Library in Halifax and had to stop by for a quick visit. What a beautiful and interesting building, with a very modern design. I don't know anything about their collection of books, but the place itself is worth checking out. ("Checking out!" Get it -- a little library humour.)

The inside features wide open spaces, a cafe on the top floor, great views of Halifax and an auditorium/play area for kids. This is not your old-style library that is deadly quiet and dark. This is a people-place.
Written July 30, 2023
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Stirling B
Ottawa, Canada638 contributions
Jul 2023
The Halifax Central Library features a spacious open interior filled with natural light. The layout features an open design and the books are spread out making if feel less cramped than older designed libraries. As with most attractions in Halifax it is easy to access on foot.
Written July 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
Jul 2023
The library is housed in a beautiful light-filled building. Books are available on five floors. There are dozens of computers that the public can use. I thought that people were looking for books to borrow or some technical texts on them, but to my great surprise, everyone was playing games on them. Wifi was free in the library. There was a cafe on the ground floor and plenty of places to sit inside the building.
Written July 14, 2023
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Judith M
6 contributions
Jun 2023
This excellent library is worth a visit. It's great to see people of all ages enjoying the various resources. The architecture is worth a look too.
Written July 11, 2023
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Elif Islam's detective agency
Halifax, Canada12 contributions
Feb 2023
The play area was the best. My child thinks that it is the best! There was a toy kitchen, her favorite detective books, and more. Really recommended!
Written June 21, 2023
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Ifi O
4 contributions
May 2023
You should check this out on your trip here. A real gem downtown to sit and have a coffee and enjoy the view
Written May 9, 2023
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Adetoyese O
Edmonton, Canada586 contributions
Mar 2023 • Business
Central library in the core downtown area of the city with great view. I love the concept of the red dress by the glass window and some of the artword here.....
Written March 18, 2023
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Tricia B
9 contributions
Feb 2023
The support for the DIY projects is wonderful! There is always something fun going on at this library. Grab a latte from the coffee shop and enjoy the view from the rooftop cafe.
Written February 18, 2023
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White B
Halifax, Canada72 contributions
Dec 2022
Great selection of books and videos (DVD's)! Super friendly staff and very quick and excellent service. The cafeteria with art expositions and nice little snacks, round the picture of a good, clean and very well organized library.
Written December 27, 2022
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