Final phase of library’s landscaping project starts next week

Barrie Public Library officials say some services on site will be affected from Oct. 11-28

The last phase of the downtown library’s construction is set to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

The City of Barrie initiated the project in July, which includes the hardscape around the full perimeter of the building and a refresh of John Edwin Coupe Park beside the library.

This final phase will complete the hardscape along Owen Street and the back of the library and is anticipated to wrap up on Oct. 28. New trees are being planted, but the full garden won’t be done until spring 2023.

From Oct. 11 to 28, the following services will be affected:

  • Electric vehicle charging stations will be unavailable until the completion of the project.
  • Book drop return slot will be closed; please bring items into the building during library hours or return to Painswick, Holly, or our kiosks (Allandale Recreation Center and East Bayfield Community Centre).
  • Express pickup window will be closed; there will be a station set up at the front entrance of the library.
  • Bike racks will be unavailable; new bike racks are on order to be installed at the front entrance, but there is currently no timeline for delivery and installation.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to improve your library.

Learn more about the project on the City of Barrie’s website. For any questions or concerns, please fill out the library’s ‘ask us’ form, email, or call 705-728-1010.


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