Access to the Audio-Visual Department will be unavailable beginning Monday June 4, 2018, lasting up to 4 months.
Library CEO and Chief Librarian Ravil Veli said, “Kenalex Construction was recently awarded a contract to undertake a rehabilitation project beginning June 11th for the ceiling, pipes and lighting of the Audio-Visual Department”.
During the project there will be no public access to the Audio Visual Department. A selection of the most popular audiovisual materials including DVDs, CDs, Video games and Talking Books will be available for browsing on the main floor of the library with checkout at the Adult Services desk.
“We understand this may be an inconvenience and we are making every effort to ensure the most popular audiovisual materials will be available to patrons for the duration of the project”, said Veli.
In preparation for construction the audiovisual service desk, and area, will close on Monday June 4, 2018 to allow for a transition of materials. Select audiovisual materials will be available on the main floor of the library starting Wednesday June 6.
“We are exploring options for the transfer of a select number of internet access computers to the main and or mezzanine floors as well”, added Veli.
Other areas closed due to this project are the Auditorium and the Boardroom.
Project updates and information regarding the availability of materials will be posted on the North Bay Public Library website and through social media.
We now have a start date for the necessary construction on the lower level of the library. The Auditorium will not be available for use from May 1st onward. Our semi-annual booksale will be utilizing the Auditorium for the month of May. The Boardroom will be unavailable as of June 1st onward. We anticipate that construction will take between 2 and 4 months to complete and will know more as of mid-June. At this time we are hoping for a September completion but will not be making the meeting rooms available until the beginning of October, depending on progress. As with any construction project it is almost impossible to project when the rooms will be available again.
This means that if you have a booking in our system for May (Auditorium only), June, July, August or September (both Boardroom and Auditorium) it will be cancelled.
We are asking all groups using our meeting rooms to inform their attendees of the closure of the rooms for this period. Unfortunately we do not have any alternative meeting rooms so all previously booked dates will be cancelled from May 1st to October 1st for Auditorium bookings and from June 1st to October 1st for the Boardroom.