All Vancouver Courthouse Library Public Access Computers Will Be Unavailable August 19 to August 26

The Vancouver Courthouse Library will be re-carpeted during August and the first week of September. We will also be getting some new furniture:

  • new workstations for the computers
  • new carrels for private study
  • comfortable seating for the centre lounge area

The renovations will benefit all library users in the long run; however, there will be disruption while the carpeting is being done. We have selected the least busy time of year in hopes of inconveniencing the smallest number of people. The noisiest part of the installation work will be confined to the overnight periods from 6pm to 8am but there will be a period of one week when there will be no public access computers available.

AUGUST 12th:  Work on the entrance and centre area, plus the South end of the library (Nelson Street), including the bookshelves and study area, will begin on Tuesday, August 12th and will be completed by Monday, August 25th.

AUGUST 19th:  Beginning on Tuesday, August 19th and running through to Tuesday, August 26th, ALL OF THE PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE. Due to the electrical setup in the library, we will be unable to keep any of them functioning. Staff computers will be unaffected so, please ask for assistance at the front Reference Desk – as always, we will be very happy to help you!

AUGUST 25th: Work on the North end of the library (Smithe Street), including the area where the bookshelves and the study desks are, will likely begin on Monday, August 25th but may begin earlier if the South end is completed prior to this time.

We know this will be disruptive and apologise for the inconvenience. Please do ask staff for help and we will do our very best to assist you.

Thank you for your understanding.

Vancouver Courthouse Library Staff