White Oaks Branch Renovation

Oakville Public Library (OPL) will be temporarily closing the White Oaks Branch in mid-May for a renovation to revitalize its space. The branch will be closed for approximately four months and is scheduled to reopen after Labour Day on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Why is the White Oaks Branch being renovated?

The White Oaks Branch renovation has been identified as an action item in the library’s Strategic Plan. The branch renovation will specifically focus on the library’s goal to “transform our virtual and physical spaces to encourage creativity, collaboration, and discovery.” The renovation will include:

  • A refresh and reconfiguration of space, including a consolidation of the Oakville Public Library and the White Oaks Secondary School library desks
  • Increased lounge area, additional seating, and added work spaces
  • One information desk, new carpets, and fresh paint, and an additional checkout kiosk

When will the branch be closing?

OPL is anticipating to close in mid-May and will announce an official closure date once confirmed. The school’s section of the library will remain open for the remainder of the school year to ensure students are still able to access the resources they require.

How will I be able to access library resources during the closure?

The library will open a temporary Library Depot during the closure so that customers will still be able to access a service desk and pick up their holds. The library will also relocate its previously-scheduled White Oaks Branch programs to other facilities.

The temporary Library Depot will:

  • Be located in Oakville’s Town Hall at the front entrance service desk
  • Allow customers to access library services such as placing and picking up holds, signing up for a library card, and paying for fines
  • Have a collection of popular items for customers to browse through and borrow from, as well as a book drop* to easily return items

* The book drop will be accessible during Town Hall hours of operation.

What will the Library Depot hours be?

The Town Hall Library Depot will be open during the following times**:

  • Monday & Wednesday – 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Friday – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Saturday, & Sunday – Closed

**Dates and times are subject to change.

 

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