(Sidney/North Saanich library)

The Sidney/North Saanich Library just got a $2 million facelift, and you’re invited to the re-opening happening tomorrow.

This branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) originally closed for remodelling on September 23rd, 2018 in order to integrate updated electrical, lighting, HVAC, windows and more to its interior.

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The interior has more exciting upgrades to showcase as well, bringing the space up to 21st century standards.

“When the doors open and people see for themselves all the upgrades and improvements to their beloved Sidney/North Saanich branch, I know they will experience the same excitement that I enjoyed when I saw it for the first time,” says VIRL’s Executive Director Rosemary Bonanno in a statement.

“The new space is flexible, accessible, modern, and welcoming — it offers the best in 21st Century library services and amenities for library users on the Saanich Peninsula.”

In addition to the aforementioned updates, the library now also has:

  • Remodelled youth and adult sections
  • Fireplace lounge area
  • Additional computers and a new laptop bar
  • Additional study and lounge seating
  • New flooring, lighting, and paint
  • New furniture and shelving
  • Improved layout to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers
  • Enclosed book-drop
  • Assistive computer station for people with vision, hearing, and other impairments
  • Accessible customer service desk

Here are some sneak peek photos of the new library interior:

(Sidney/North Saanich library)
(Sidney/North Saanich library)
(Sidney/North Saanich library)
(Sidney/North Saanich library)
(Sidney/North Saanich library)
(Sidney/North Saanich library)
(Sidney/North Saanich library)
(Sidney/North Saanich library)

Sidney/North Saanich Library Re-opening

  • When: Tuesday, May 21st, 10 a.m.
  • Where: 2353 Bevan Ave

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