We are pleased to announce that Kingston City Council approved our request to lease temporary office, warehouse and storefront space at their meeting on July 12, 2016. We will operate from these spaces while the Central Branch is being renovated in 2017-2018. They also approved our request to transfer funds from the Library Capital Reserve Fund to cover the leases, lease hold improvements and moving costs.
Our downtown storefront location at 209 Wellington Street will have a small collection of popular materials, computer and wireless Internet access and serve as a reservation pickup location.
Our administrative offices and warehousing space for the bulk of the Central Branch collections will be located at 18 St. Remy Place. We are committed to maintaining access to our collections during the renovations, and will relocate some unique collections, such as our local history and genealogy resources, to other branches during the closure. The rest of the collection will be available through our usual reservation processes and can be delivered to any branch in the KFPL system.