Community Advisory Council

Downtown Main Library Projects

The downtown Main Library consists of two buildings - the North Building and the South Building. The South building was originally built in the mid-1950s with an addition in the mid-1980s. The heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems and electrical system in the 1950s building is almost entirely original and is in need of updating. In addition a sprinkler system needs to be installed. The North building was built in the mid-1990s and has not had its roof replaced since then.

November Main Library Project Update

October Main Library Project Update

September Main Library Project Update

August Main Library Project Update

New Roof - North Building: Approx: $1.2 million

The roof of the North Building has not been replaced since it was built in the mid-1990s.

Energy Retrofit - South Building: Approx: $4.8 million

The HVAC and electrical systems in the original Downtown Main Library - built in the 1950s - are in need of replacement. This will allow the building to be more efficient and comfortable for our customers. In addition to the HVAC and electrical work, a sprinkler system is being installed.

Skylight Waterproofing and Elevator Replacement - TBD

The south building atrium skylight is being waterproofed and some of the elevators at the Downtown Main Library are due to be replaced.

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