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Central Library Phase 2 Construction News

Phase 2 of the Central Revitalization Project has begun!  Please let us help you find what you need.  Feel free to call ahead before you visit with any questions: 519-661-4600.

UPDATE: Children's Library closed September 26-28 due to large scale elevator work.  3rd floor closed morning of September 26

Here’s what you need to know:

Spriet Family Children's Library  

The Children’s Library has moved to a temporary location on the main floor, just west of the elevators (Dundas St. side) while the Children’s Library is renovated. Storytime, Tune Time and Books for Babies will take place as scheduled in the Lerners meeting room near the Dundas St. entrance. The temporary Children’s Library space includes a small play space, several computers and our collection of children’s books. Children’s DVDs will also be available on the main floor.

Elevators and Entrances

Work continues on the stairs.  Access to Central’s 2nd and 3rd floor is by elevator. There is also a temporary 2nd floor entrance and exit from Citi Plaza for your convenience.  You can check out, return, validate parking and get help at our 2nd floor Service Desk in addition to the main floor Service Desk.


Washrooms will not be available on the 2nd floor or in the relocated Children’s Library as these areas undergo construction. Washrooms are available in the Passageway on the main floor and on the 3rd floor.

Public Computers

Public computers are now available on both the 2nd and 3rd floor, in new areas. Printing is available from computers on both floors. Scanning is available on the 2nd floor.  Assistive technology is available on the 2nd floor.

Visitor or guest passes for computers are available on the 2nd floor. Visitor passes are limited to use with 2nd floor computers. Need a library card instead of a visitor pass?  We'd be happy to help you get started.


Photocopiers are available on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.  If you wish to add value to your copy card, you will need to do so on the 1st or 3rd floor.

Second Floor:

Construction has begun on the south half of the 2nd floor while the north half (along Dundas St.) remains accessible.  No washrooms are available on the 2nd floor during this phase of construction.  A temporary entrance from Citi Plaza and a Service Desk is available on the 2nd floor.

Third Floor:

Public computers are now available on the 3rd floor in addition to the 2nd floor.  Assistive technology and visitor passes can be found in the 2nd floor computer area.

Books and Materials:

Many of our books and other materials will be shifting location over the coming months. Let us help you find what you need.

Our goal throughout construction, which is scheduled to continue until next spring, is to keep our services and resources as available to you as possible.  We appreciate your patience as we work through this exciting period of change. There may some short interruptions to our hours or services and other news, so please check here or call us at 519-661-4600 for the most up-to-date construction news.