Changes to Hours of Operation

At the Library Board meeting held on Thursday, March 10, a motion was passed to reduce the hours of operation at three of our branches:  Dalkeith, Morewood and St. Andrews West.  Beginning March 11, the new hours of operation are:

Tuesday 2:00-6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

Tuesday 3:00-7:00pm
Thursday 3:00-7:00pm

St. Andrews West
Tuesday 10:00am-1:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-1:00pm
Thursday 4:00-7:00pm

Additionally, changes were made to the hours of operation at the Chesterville Branch.  Hours in Chesterville will now be:
Tuesday 3:00-8:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am-1:00pm
Thursday 4:00-8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm  

Please note that these changes were made with careful consideration, which included a review of circulation and use statistics, costs of operations, locations and status of facilities, and the 2012 Facility Model Report.  

The new hours of operation better reflect the busy times at these branches while dealing with the rising costs of operating an 18 branch library system.  Decisions such as this are directly related to meeting the Library’s strategic goals; in this case enhancing our services through responsible management of resources.  

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services or Susan Wallwork, Communications & Marketing Librarian.