Library Services

Libraries have a special place for Victoria County residents.

Shortly after Alexander Graham Bell first began to visit Victoria County in the 19th century, his wife Mabel Bell and other seasonal residents began to collect books from their homes in Washington D.C., to create a free, public lending library here. In its earliest days, it was only the second library in Nova Scotia. Its first location in 1891 was in the sheriff’s office in the Baddeck Courthouse, where library patrons and those awaiting trial could mingle and share books.

Since 1950, Victoria County libraries are operated by the Cape Breton Regional Library service. There are two library locations in Victoria County.

Library Services

Victoria North Regional Branch Library

36243 Cabot Trail
Ingonish, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902-285-2544

Victoria County Bookmobile

Headquarters: 520 Chebucto Street, Baddeck

Phone: 902-295-2055

Baddeck Public Library

Baddeck Public Library
520 Chebucto Street
Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Phone: 902-295-2055

           

Baddeck Branch Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Noon to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday: Noon to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm

Thursday: Noon to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm

Friday: 10am to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to 5pm

Sunday: Closed

Victoria North Regional Library, Ingonish

Branch Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Noon to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday: Noon to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm

Thursday: Noon to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm

Friday: 9am to Noon, 1pm to 5pm

Saturday: 10am to Noon, 1pm to 5pm

Sunday: Closed