Borrowing Items


Whether you’re borrowing physical items in-person, or accessing our electronic and digital offerings, you will find a vast catalogue of materials for adults, young adults and children, available in various formats for all abilities. Please expand the category to find what you’re looking for.

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Large Print Books
  • Audiobooks
  • Graphic Novels
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Board Games
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Literacy Collection
  • DAISY Readers
  • French Language Books
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Board Games
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • French Language Books
  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Easy Reading Books
  • Picture Books
  • Magazines
  • Audiocassette/Book Kits
  • Audiobooks
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Activity Kits
  • French Language Books

View Digital Resources

  • E-Library
  • Libby/OverDrive
  • Tumble Books Library
  • Hoopla
  • Rocket Languages
  • Cochrane Library

CEHPL is Fine-Free!

Effective April 28, 2020, CEHPL’s Library Board passed a motion to discontinue late fees for library materials. Eliminating late fees will permanently reduce barriers to accessing our resources and services. All existing fees are forgiven.

Item Loan Period Renewable
Books 21 days Three times*
Quick Reads 7 days Non-renewable
DVDs (individual) 21 days Three times*
DVDs (sets and series) 21 days Three times*
Audiobooks 21 days Twice*
Daisy Readers 56 days Non-renewable
CDs 21 days Three times*
Magazines 21 days Three times*
RECC passes 14 days Non-renewable
Activity Kits 21 days Twice*
Radon Detector 42 days Non-renewable
Energy Meter 21 days Non-renewable
Pedometer 21 days Non-renewable
Book Club Kits 28 days Non-renewable
Interlibrary loans 21 days At the discretion of the lending library. Please request renewals at least three days before the item’s due date.


*Items which are eligible for renewals may be renewed if they have not been requested by other patrons.

You can borrow as many items as you like! The shared Same Page collection consists of nearly one million items, including books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs, and more. The possibilities are endless.

You can checkout and download materials from your computer or your mobile device. For instructions on how to use this service call or visit one of our locations.

If an item is lost or returned in damaged condition, you will be responsible for the replacement cost of the item.

If the book or item you want is not available to borrow or you would like the item delivered to another location for pick-up, you can place a hold request on it. Holds may be placed using several options:

  1. Search the catalogue on the library website.
  2. Contact any Colchester-East Hants Public Library branch.

When you have found an item you would like to request using the catalogue:

  1. Click the PLACE HOLD button beside the item.
  2. Enter your library card number (barcode) or username and your PASSWORD to log in to your account. Click SUBMIT.
  3. Choose a pick-up location from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click PLACE HOLD.

When your requested item arrives at the pick-up location, you will receive a notification by phone or email depending on what preference you have set in your account. The item will be held at the pick-up location for ten days.

Did you know that you can suspend and activate your holds online?

This can be especially useful for individuals who organize book clubs or simply want to put holds on items they don’t require right away. To manage your holds and have them delivered at a later time, please do the following after you have logged into your account.

Once you have placed items on hold, click on:

  • YOUR USERNAME (top right-hand corner of the page)
  • Then click ON HOLD.

To manage when holds will be fulfilled:

  • Scroll down to the title you want to pause, and click on the PAUSE HOLD button on the right side.
  • In the pop-up, click on SELECT A DATE.
  • Once a date has been selected, click YES, PLEASE HOLD.

Never forget to renew your loans again! Same Page will attempt to renew your borrowed items three days before the due date. As long as no one else is waiting, items you check out from the library will automatically renew up to three times – that’s a total of 12 weeks!

If you receive email notifications from your library, you will receive an email to let you know whether the auto-renewal was successful.

Log in to your Same Page/Bibliocommons account anytime to check due dates or manually renew your items.

Note: Most items can be renewed up to three times. Interlibrary loans, items that have already been renewed three times, and items on hold for other library users cannot be renewed.

There are several ways to renew: in person at the library, by telephoning any Colchester-East Hants Public Library location, using the library catalogue.

To renew using the library catalogue, sign in to your account and view your items checked out. Select the box next to each item you want to renew and click RENEW.

Most borrowed items may be renewed three times. The new due date will be based on the date you renew the item.

You cannot renew an item if another patron has placed a hold on it, or if the item has already been renewed three times.

Return your items to any library in Nova Scotia. You may return your items in person during library hours, or drop them in an outside book drop (where available).

Outside book drops are available at every Colchester-East Hants Public Library location, and can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Return your items to any library in Nova Scotia. You may return your items in person during library hours, or drop them in an outside book drop (where available).

Outside book drops are available at every Colchester-East Hants Public Library location, and can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If we don’t have the book you are looking for, we’ll do our best to borrow it for you from another library. This service is called Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

All Colchester-East Hants Public Library patrons with a valid library card may use this special service.

Waiting time varies depending on the availability of the material at the lending library. It can take several weeks for an item to arrive.

You may submit your requests in the following ways:

You can have up to 10 active Interlibrary Loans at a time (including items currently checked out, items on order, and items requested)

If you cannot find the item you are looking for in our catalogue, please fill out the form below: