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Temporary closure at main library

The main branch of the Kitchener Public Library, located at 85 Queen St. N., will close temporarily in mid-February for approximately three weeks.

It’s not clear when the closure will occur, but library officials say it could begin as early as next week.

The closure is the result of ongoing construction at the branch. A new addition has been constructed and the library will close in order to shift its entire contents into the new section. Once it reopens, the library will operate only out of the new addition while renovations are done to the original section of the building.

During the closure, collections at the main library will not be available for borrowing or reservation; however, the loan period on any currently checked-out book will be extended. Materials can be returned via the exterior drop box during the closure.

Once the library reopens, the public entrance and book drop-off will be relocated to Ahrens Street for the remainder of the construction.

Community branches of the KPL won’t be affected by the closure and will remain open as usual.

For updates about the status of the main library branch, call 519-743-0271 or visit

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