Sunday, March 15, 2015

Library To Close For Renovations For Six Months

Nanaimo Library Renovatrion

Harbourfront Renovations to Include Book Publishing Machine and Creativity Centre!

The popular Nanaimo Harbourfront branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library is receiving planned renovations in 2015. The renovations include new flooring, paint, furniture, fixtures and library equipment throughout the building– as well as the launch of the Creativity Commons: A second story space for creativity and imagination. The Creativity Commons will also be home to a book publishing machine, which will be made available to the public.

The Creativity Commons will be located on the second floor and complement a host of other services, new and already available at the branch. These include a genealogy area, a public computer lab with new computers, mobile media kits and do-it-yourself programs lead by staff.

The new book publishing machine allows customers to print and bind their own books in minutes. The book publishing machine is expected to benefit local authors, storytellers, artists and members of the community interested in publishing their own cookbooks, memoirs, comic books and creative stories.

The Nanaimo Harbourfront branch, one of 39 in the VIRL system, saw over 285,000 visitors in 2014 and had over 440,000 items circulated. The renovations are a part of the Vancouver Island Regional Library Facilities Master Plan, approved in 2009, and includes general maintenance as well as facility improvements.

To support customers during the renovations, a holds-pickup area will be provided beside the Nanaimo Harbourfront branch (the old CTV building). The renovations are expected to begin in the Spring, 2015, and completed by Fall, 2015. For additional in-branch services, customers are also encouraged to visit the Nanaimo Wellington and Nanaimo North branches.

For more information and detail about the renovations and how library services will be retained during the renovation, please see the Nanaimo Harbourfront 2015 Renovations FAQ.

What does this mean for our Nanaimo Harbourfront customers? Please see our:


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