Renovated branch improves customer experience
TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library is pleased to announce
that renovations are complete for Northern District Branch and the
library will be ready to open its doors on Thursday, February 3, 2011
at noon. City librarian Jane Pyper will be on hand to welcome back the
Media are invited for pre-opening tours on Wednesday, February 2, 2011
from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.
More accessible community space: Convenient furniture and shelving layout; additional fully accessible
washrooms on the main floor; new interior entrance doors with
barrier-free access to all areas of the library. More study and
Improved customer service: Self-service technologies including express check-out and check-in; new
customer service and information desks. Digital signage to promote
library programs and services.
Increased access to technology for research, learning, working and
recreation: New computer learning centre with smart board technology. Additional
seating with outlets for laptop use throughout the branch.
Welcoming for everyone: An urban living room with comfortable seating, lounge area and café
style seating; small quiet study rooms; older adult and local history
area; a vibrant Teen Zone with banquette and group study seating;
children's area with a dedicated Dial A Story phone; new main floor
program room and an area for collection display and promotion.
Relevant: Over 6,650 new books, CDs, magazines and DVDs.
An additional significant service enhancement to Northern District
Branch will be a youth space featuring computer and media arts
equipment. Scheduled to open in February 2011, this youth-friendly,
youth-led studio space is a partnership between Toronto Public Library
and the Delisle Youth Services.
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more
than 18 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than 32
million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our
website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.
SOURCE Toronto Public Library
For further information:
Edward Karek, Communications Officer, 416-397-5925