The Board provides library service to the participating municipalities and towns within Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties.
Membership is free for every resident, or a non-resident who pays municipal property taxes or provincial income taxes here, and immediate family members. The immediate family is defined as the head of household, spouse and dependents living at home.
A non-resident may qualify for library membership in either the Courtesy or the Visitor user categories.
c. Membership Categories and Definitions
See also: Membership Privileges
Any resident 14 years of age or older.
Any resident 13 years of age or younger.
An instructor, teacher, tutor, daycare worker, etc., who needs to borrow materials for professional use.
Satellite Libraries, Senior Citizens’ complexes, Homes for Special Care, Group Homes, Hospitals, and any other institution where library materials are checked out to the Institution itself, rather than to an individual resident or patient.
- Special Needs:
Any resident who, because of a physical, visual or perceptual disability, is unable to read regular print. Special Needs members are eligible to borrow Talking Books.
A non-resident who holds an active membership card from any Nova Scotia Regional Public Library. Persons presenting active library cards from other Canadian libraries may also be granted courtesy membership privileges. There is no charge for a Courtesy card.
A non-Canadian, or a Canadian citizen who does not have an active library card from a home library, who is temporarily staying in our library area. A Visitor’s membership card may be issued after payment of the appropriate fee. Visitor’s cards are valid for one month.
- Western Counties Regional Library may enter into an agreement with a CAP site located in a community where there is no branch library in order to establish a Satellite Library at the CAP site. The partners in the agreement are the Western Counties Regional Library and the local Community Access Program committee.