Library Services

For the most up-to-date info on the Baddeck library, please visit their website at

Additional Library Services are provided through Cape Breton Regional Bookmobile and Victoria County Outreach Services.  More information on this services is available at the library website (

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 Public Library Branch Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Ingonish Library 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