The Z.J. Loussac renewal began in May 2015 and is scheduled to be finished by December 2016. The first part of the construction has been to replace the antiquated book drops with a drive through connected to the building. The meeting rooms on the 1st floor are being moved to the 2nd floor above the new book drop so the entire south side is undergoing a transformation.
The next part of the renewal will be the removal of the unsafe stairs and patio, opening up the entrance to a pedestrian walkway connected directly to the parking lot. No more having to cross traffic or climb the crumbling stairs to get into the Library! The circulation area will be moved to the 1st floor as well as the café. There will also be a new elevator providing access to all 4 floors.
During this construction the Loussac will remain open except for a short period, still to be determined, while the stairs are removed. All the branches will retain their normal hours so this might be a great chance to check out your neighborhood library.
The transformation will provide:
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