Capilano Elevator Upgrades: January 15-March 8

UPDATE February 21: the anticipated end date has been adjusted to March 8 as we wait for final inspections. Thank you for your patience! 

The elevator at Capilano Library is nearing the end of its operational life. To avoid mechanical issues and ensure the safety and reliability of the elevator, it requires major upgrades.

What you need to know

  • From approximately January 15- March 8, the elevator at Capilano Library will be unavailable for staff and patrons (please note this was originally scheduled for a different date). 
  • During this time, access to the 2nd floor will be via stairs only.

We recognize the impacts this will have on some members of our community who will not be able to access the 2nd floor independently. During this time, NVDPL staff will be happy to provide assistance to patrons who are not able to access the 2nd floor as a result of this work.

We know changes like this can be challenging and we’ll work to minimize any disruption as much as possible. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our patrons while this necessary work is conducted.  

If you have questions or comments about this work, please contact Carys Brown ( or Sandi Burgess (