Renovations continue at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

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Work is steadily progressing at Bathurst Clark Resource Library.

Entrance to main library from children's area

Entrance to main library from children’s area.

Hallway with accessible washroom

Hallway with accessible washroom.

Tiles in the women's washroom

Tiles in the women’s washroom.

Library staff workroom

Library staff workroom.

Renovations have begun at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

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Contractor, Massive Devon has begun renovation work at Bathurst Clark Resource Library (BCRL).

New children's area

View of the new children’s area from BCRL’s main entrance.

Children's area-view from main hall

View of the new children’s area from BCRL’s main hall.

Children's area, looking east.

The children’s area, looking east.

Children's area looking west

The children’s area, looking west.

Renovated women's washroom

Women’s washroom being renovated.

Bathurst Clark Resource Library ready for renovations

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Bathurst Clark Resource Library (BCRL) has been closed since Friday, June 29. In one short week, thanks to the BCRL staff and the moving company, important items were stored, furniture was taken apart, books were packed away and shelving was dismantled. A (mostly) empty building is now ready for the contractors, Massive Devon, to begin their work.

Furniture ready for the movers

Furniture ready for the movers.

BCRL facing north

The view inside Bathurst Clark Resource Library facing north.

Empty shelves

Empty shelving  ready to be taken apart.

BCRL facing southeast

Facing southeast – the shelves and furniture are now removed.

Library cleared of materials. Facing south.

Facing south – the library has been cleared of all materials and resources.

Renovations at Bathurst Clark Resource Library to start June 29

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Great things are happening at Bathurst Clark Resource Library (BCRL) as major renovations will start on June 29 with the library being closed for approximately two months, reopening in the fall.

The reno includes adding lots of comfy new chairs, study tables and a new laptop dispensing kiosk; creating a new program/meeting room and two exterior book return slots into the library; and the painting and replacing of all the carpet in the main public library space. Renovations also include the creation of a children’s space with a new storytime area and the LEARN IT! lab, a creation space offering children’s tech programs such as virtual reality, creating movies, coding all kinds of robots, building computers and many other options..

Architecture rendering of Bathurst Clark Resource Library

Architectural rendering of Bathurst Clark Resource Library. North view to children’s self-checkout.

During the closure, customers may return library materials to any VPL branch. Customers may also renew their items online. Holds identified for BCRL pick-up will automatically be transferred to Dufferin Clark Library. For your convenience, library hours at Dufferin Clark Library are being extended as of July 3 for the duration of the renovation:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am. to 5 p.m.

Customers who wish to pick up their holds elsewhere or who wish to deactivate their holds during the renovation can do so online by accessing their library account. For assistance on how to deactivate or modify your holds pick-up location, contact the Service Desk.