UPDATE MARCH 22
The Lynn Valley Circulation Area upgrade is on track!
We’re pleased to share a drawing with you that provides a bit more insight to what's happening:
We’ve been working hard before opening to take care of works that may be noisy. On some days, noise may go past 9:00am. We’ll do our best to inform you before this happens. Thank you again for your patience as we complete this necessary work.
Thank you for being on this journey with us—you’ll be thrilled with the result!
March 3, 2017
A Message from Jacqueline van Dyk, Director of Library Services at North Vancouver District Public Library.
North Vancouver District Public Library is pleased to start a very exciting renovation project at Lynn Valley Library, beginning March 7, 2017.
The Lynn Valley Circulation Renovation and Reconfiguration project will take place over 7-8 weeks during March and April. During this time, the existing Circulation area will be inaccessible to the public behind construction hoarding—and we’ll be operating “in the wild” throughout the Lynn Valley Library. The Library is still OPEN and accessible, though some services will be temporarily relocated. Some intermittent noise can be expected, however, we aim to complete the work as swiftly as possible.
Thank you in advance for your understanding during this time. We’re incredibly excited about the prospective results and we know you will be, too! See below for more information.
Jacqueline van Dyk, Director of Library Services
Why is the Lynn Valley Library Circulation Area being renovated?
- The present circulation area at Lynn Valley Library is entirely closed off, creating a barrier between you—our patrons—and staff. The existing wall not only has an impact on the facility’s atmosphere, but it affects our ability to provide service to you. During the renovations, we will break down the wall that closes off the Circulation Department, which spans between the Library entrance and Children’s Department. Breaking down this barrier creates a more open, connected atmosphere upon entering the Library, which allows us to better serve you.
What will take place?
There are spaces behind the existing wall that are currently underutilized; opening the space up and relocating the service desk will make use of these underused spaces. This will also serve to improve the walk-in traffic flow, which often blocks the main entrance and exit of the Library. The Holds pick-up area will move to an area closer to the entrance of the Library, making it easier to enter the Library, pick-up your materials, and check the items out.
Staff have worked collectively and collaboratively to develop and plan this new design, test out ideas, and brainstorm ways to improve the Lynn Valley Circulation Area. We know that these improvements and upgrades will result in a friendlier and more connected Library experience by providing provide you with better access to the Library, improving space functionality, and improving the ability to perform our work.
DURING THE RENOVATIONS:
How will this affect me?
- Lynn Valley Library will remain OPEN during the renovations. You can still check-out materials, sign up for a Library Card, pick-up holds, return materials, chat with staff, and more. It’s service and hours as usual! Some noise can be expected and some services will be temporarily relocated. See below for more detailed information about service relocation.
Where can I pick up my holds?
The Holds area will be located on shelving in the Children’s Department.
Follow the signs to the Children’s Area and turn left at the “Children’s Building Blocks” sign. The Children's French Collection has been relocated to shelving directly across from the wall closest to the Children's iPad area.
Where can I pay fines or inquire about my Library account?
- Fines can be paid by debit or credit card on the Self-Checkout Machines. If you wish to pay in cash or inquire about your NVDPL Account, the service desk will be relocated to the Fireplace Lounge between the elevators and the staircase to the 2nd floor. We’re happy to help you!
Where can I return materials?
- Materials can be returned at the Exterior Book Drop (located by the Bus Stop on Lynn Valley Road) or inside at the temporary service desk, located at the Fireplace Lounge between the elevators and the staircase to the 2nd floor.
Where did the Self-Checkout Machines go? How can I check out materials?
- Self-Checkout Machines have been relocated by the stairs, outside of the entrance closest Delany’s Coffee Shop. You can use this self-service option as usual, or if you prefer, staff can check-out materials for you at the temporary service desk in the Fireplace Lounge area.
Where can I photocopy materials?
- The photocopier has been relocated to the 2nd floor. Please proceed up the stairs, or take the elevator, and turn LEFT. The photocopier is located on the wall near the Tech Classroom.
I like to attend the Meet Your Mayor sessions. Where will these events take place during the renovation?
- Meet Your Mayor sessions during the renovations will take place in the reading lounge next to the Library entrance near Delany’s Coffee Shop, directly across from the Fireplace Lounge.
I would like to donate materials to the Library. Where can I drop off these items during renovations?
- Due to space restrictions during the renovations, Lynn Valley Library will NOT be accepting donated materials throughout March and April. If you have materials you would like to donate to NVDPL, please drop them off at the Capilano or Parkgate Libraries. Additionally, please check the Guidelines for Donations here. Thank you for your support!
Stay tuned for updates! If you have any questions about this project, please contact Tara Forman, Branch Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation during this time!