The City has already been hard at work on the library renovations for several months now. This project is designed to enhance and optimize services and spaces in order to better respond to library users’ needs and reflect current trends.
The library will become a true “third place” (after the workplace and home) conducive to get-togethers, relaxation and amazing discoveries.
According to the current schedule, the library has closed its doors for renovation on Friday, December 16, 2016, and will remain closed for around five or six months. For more information on this project, visit the Project description page.
During the renovations, there is a temporary service outlet at the multi-purpose centre. A collection of recent documents and several services will be offered there to library members. To find out about how it works and the services offered, visit the Temporary service outlet page.
To complement the temporary library services offered at the multi-purpose centre, the City of Saint-Lambert offers you other services to accommodate you during the renovation work on our local library. For more information on these services, visit the Additional library services page.
This page is updated on a regular basis. Be sure to visit it often to stay on top of the latest news.
2017-08-17 – End of the library renovations in sight!
Given this advanced stage in the project, the team in charge took the opportunity to report on the state of the renovations. If all continues as planned, the library will reopen on October 16, according to regular opening hours. The temporary service outlet will, therefore, close its doors on September 15 at 9 p.m. During the transition period, users will still have access to the library’s online resources (databases, digital loans, virtual magazines and newspapers, dictionaries, etc.) as well as to the Brossard library, until October 31.
The team has also been able to estimate the total cost of the project at $3.5 million, as the costs related to professional services, temporary relocation of the library, new equipment (RFID chips, self-service loan and returns terminals, etc.), the layout of the various spaces and furniture are now nearly all known at this stage. Of this amount, close to $2.3 million, the largest portion of the budget, was spent on demolition and construction work. Let us recall that $1.2 million of the project’s cost was funded by the Friends of the Library Foundation, which received a generous bequest in 2013.
2017-06-23 - Progress of the renovations
Here are some photos that allow you to see the progress of the work:
2017-05-12 - News from the worksite
2016-12-22 – The temporary service outlet is now open
|2016-12-16 - Opening of the temporary service outlet|
The library has closed its doors for renovation as of the evening of December 15, and will remain closed for around five or six months. During this time, the library staff will continue to offer many services and a host of activities for users out of this temporary service outlet, which will open on December 22 at the multipurpose centre!
|2016-12-13 - Collaboration with the Brossard Library|
The City of Saint-Lambert is very happy about this collaborative effort. As of January 9, you will be able to use the Brossard Library free of charge during the renovation work on our library. For more information, visit the Additional library services page.
|2016-11-07 - Closing of the library|
The library will close its doors for renovation as of Friday, December 16, 2016. A temporary service outlet will open in the following days to accommodate library members.