St-Laurent branch to close for improvements

Oct 24 2017

Ottawa – The St-Laurent branch (515 Côté Street) of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed over two periods this fall and coming winter for improvements. The first closure is from Monday, November 13 to Thursday, November 23, inclusive. The branch will reopen on Friday, November 24.

During the closures, the branch will be converted to Radio-Frequency Identification technology or RFID, and will receive new points of service.

Temporary book drops will be available during the closures.

A temporary entrance through the program room will be used after the branch reopens and until the final branch closure in January. The temporary entrance will be clearly marked with signs when the branch reopens.

The branch will be closed again in January 2018 to complete RFID conversion. Dates of this second closure are to be confirmed.

To access library services during the closure, the nearest branches are Vanier (310 Pères Blancs Avenue) and Rideau (277 Rideau Street).


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