Service Alerts

Holds Pick Up remains available during Enhanced Shutdown at all locations. No other in person services (computers, browsing, etc.) available.
Central Library Revitalization Construction Alerts -

The final phase of the Central Revitalization Project is almost complete!  Please let us help you find what you need.  Feel free to call ahead before you visit with any questions: 519-661-4600.

APRIL 26, 2017


A very important step in the Central Library construction project will soon take place. We will be moving many of our books and other collections to new locations on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The 2nd and 3rd floors of Central Library be closed on Thursday, May 11, Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 while these moves take place. The main (1st) floor of Central Library will remain open and a limited number of computers will be available on the main floor along with a printer, scanner and assistive technology. Scheduled programs will be moved to 1st floor locations. Full details are below. 


2nd and 3rd floors of Central Library are closed and collections and materials (including the London Room and Study Rooms) are not available

A number of public computers, including assistive technology, a printer and a scanner will be available on the main floor of Central Library.

All regular main floor services and collections will be available : holds, checkout and returns, meeting rooms, Children's Library, DVDs, Quick Picks, magazines and newspapers, etc.)

Scheduled programs will be moved into 1st floor locations.  Ask staff or call us to confirm location.

Telephone service will still be available at 519-661-4600 and our 15 branch locations will open regular hours.



Nonfiction will be moving to the 3rd floor

Fiction will be moving to the 2nd floor

Music CDs are moving to the 2nd floor

Teen materials are moving to the 2nd floor

French, World Languages, Large Print, and Audiobooks will remain on the 2nd floor.


These moves are one of the final stages of the Central construction project.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience of this collection move. We can't wait to share Central Library's revitalized spaces with you!


APRIL 13, 2017

Great news!  Today we opened the new grand staircase at Central Library, providing access to all floors.  Access is also available by elevator.

The temporary second floor entrance at Citi Plaza has now closed.  Entrance into Central Library is available on the main floor via the Passageway.  Parking validation and staff checkout is no longer available at the temporary service point on the second floor.  Parking and staff checkout are available at the Lending Services desk on the main floor.

The completion of the grand staircase is an important milestone in the Central Revitalization construction project.  We'll have more exciting announcements over the coming weeks as the construction project nears completion.


March construction Update:

Construction hoarding on all floors has come down, allowing the sun to shine in and making it much easier to find your way around.  Washroom renovations are complete, with access available on all floors!  Public computers are available on the 2nd and 3rd floors.  Visitor passes and accessible technology are available on the 2nd floor.

Please note that the Music CD collection has moved to the 2nd floor and the newspaper and magazine collections have moved to the main floor, on the Dundas Street side.  Daily papers are still available from our help desks.

The Children's Library has moved back into its newly renovated space, which includes an additional program room.  All Children's programs will take place in the Children's Library space.

We are happy to help you find what you need. Please ask staff for help or call ahead before you visit to 519-661-4600.