WINNIPEG — The St. Vital Library reopened Monday after undergoing a significant renovation.
The library at 6 Fermor Avenue now features an upgraded entrance, washroom additions, improved parking, accessible shelving and collections layout, and a 24-hour book return.
“These renovations and upgrades continue the significant investments in rebuilding libraries across Winnipeg, and it’s great that today we get to reopen the St. Vital Library providing an updated facility for people to meet, learn, grow, and build community,” Mayor Brian Bowman said in a statement.
Additional improvements include new furniture, flooring, roof, and skylights. The basement has been overhauled and now includes modern amenities, with four washrooms and a new tutorial room.
The latest upgrades are the second phase in the library’s refurbishments. Phase one was completed in early 2016 and featured the installation of a new elevator to improve accessibility.
Costs for the second and most recent phase were $1.9 million.
Book club member Wendy was wowed by the improvements at St. Vital Library. The site is now more accessible. Here’s a sneak peek at the upgrades. pic.twitter.com/SeRFIVNYrX
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