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The Library's Major Renovation is Almost Complete

This year, the library went through the largest renovation of its history, and while we are almost there, we still have a few things to attend to. You may notice some extra noise as we finish perfecting our upgraded spaces. We ask that you be patient and understanding in this time of transition and new growth. 

As we continue to work on our new spaces, it is likely that there will be some extra noise, please know that we are working to limit the noise as much as possible. The lower level in the upcoming weeks will be noisier than usual as we are working to re-shelve our collections. We apologize for the disruption that this work may cause—but we can assure you that it will be well worth the wait and that this will be over soon! 

There are still some materials on the lower level that will need to be retrieved by library staff. If you require assistance retrieving material from the lower level, please contact the Ask Us Desk and they will arrange to have the material brought up for you. Please be advised that this process can take up to 24-hours.

Archival & Special Collections will reopen in early winter 2018. 

This renovation has been a great undertaking and was much needed. We hope to have the majority of the work done soon.

To stay up-to-date on library renovations continue to check our website, and follow us on social media.


If you have any questions about the renovation, please contact:

Kelly Bertrand, Chair, Library Building Committee 
(519) 824-4120 x 53359

Kirk Sprague, Manager, Library Facilities 
(519) 824-4120 x 53602


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