Glen Abbey Branch Renovation

Glen Abbey Branch Renovation

To keep pace with the community’s needs and maintain a modern and accessible library space, Glen Abbey Branch is currently under renovation – scheduled to reopen in late 2019.

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Key facts:

  • Glen Abbey is OPL’s busiest branch with more than 350,000 annual visitors.
  • The demand for local library services is only growing stronger. As the Glen Abbey neighbourhood expands and changes, the library must evolve with it.
  • Before renovations started, library staff led a community consultation campaign, giving residents a chance to share feedback on what they would like to see in their new branch.
  • This is the first time the branch has closed for renovations in 14 years.

The renovation plan:

We’re completely reimagining the space. We are reconfiguring the branch to better serve library customers, with a focus on accessible and useful areas everyone can enjoy.

Features include:

  • A ‘Creation Zone’ – new to the Glen Abbey branch, this will be a versatile space filled with creation devices and technology including 3D printers, sewing machines, iMac workstations, design software and a button maker
  • More quiet study and meeting rooms
  • A new area for community programs
  • Loanable laptops
  • Comfortable furniture for reading or lounging
  • An updated collection of materials to borrow and enjoy

Where can customers go for library services in the meantime?

  • Glen Abbey Depot (inside the Glen Abbey Community Centre)
  • Closest full-service branches to Glen Abbey: Woodside and Sixteen Mile
  • Closest OPL Express is located inside Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

Renovation progress photos: