Capilano Library Repairs

In 2017, an inspection of the flooring resulted in the discovery of water damage to the entrance area at Capilano Library. Due to the scope and timing of the work, the repairs were scheduled to take place in phases. Some work, including construction of temporary flooring and installation of temporary awning, took place in October 2017.

The second and final phase of work to repair damage from water ingress is now underway. Due to the nature of these repairs, the main entrance of the library will be re-routed to the back of the building and the book drop will be closed.


  • How do I access the Library while repairs are in progress?
    • From August through November, you may access the Library via the temporary entrance at the back of the Library.
      • From the entrance of Highland Blvd., proceed North on the sidewalk located on Newmarket Drive. Turn right at Crescentview Drive.
    • The temporary entrance is wheelchair accessible. 
  • How do I return materials during this time?
    • During open hours: please return materials to the meeting room at the temporary entrance, located on Crescentview Drive.
    • When the library is closed: please return during open hours or drop off materials at another NVDPL location.Please chat with staff if you need assistance managing materials that are coming due. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • How do I pick up my holds?
    • To pick up materials, please use the temporary entrance located on Crescentivew Drive.
  • Parking
    • At this time, we anticipate there being no impact to the parkade. Should this change, we will let you know as soon as possible.
  • How can I attend Library programs?
    • With the exception of some children’s programs, there are no scheduled programs taking place Capilano Library until the repairs are complete. Consider joining us at other library locations. Click here to view the calendar.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we carry out this necessary work.  

We're happy to help! Please let us know if you require assistance during the period of repair work.

Questions? Comments? Get in touch with Carys Brown, Branch Coordinator.