From March 25 to April 21, 2024, the Whitehorse Public Library will be closed to the public for carpet installation.
The carpet in the library is old and torn in spots and is due for replacement. While there never is an ideal time to close the library for building maintenance, the dates were specifically chosen to minimize disruptions. The closure will come after the coldest months of winter have passed and spring break has ended.
During the closure, in-person services, like use of the meeting room, loans of physical library materials, programming and community book requests will not be available. Online resources, like e-books, research materials, movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks, will still be available and library staff can be reached by phone and email to assist.
Libraries are vital to our communities – we recognize this is a disruption for many Yukoners. Libraries are a safe space for everyone and this includes the physical space where patrons use the many services offered. We look forward to welcoming people back into the library just as soon as this necessary work is complete.
Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn
The library’s physical materials, such as books and DVDS, will be kept in storage for the duration of the carpet installation.
Library staff can be reached during the closure by calling 867-667-8062 or emailing email@example.com.
Yukon Public Libraries operates 15 libraries throughout the territory.
Anyone with library materials in their possession during the closure can return them in the library book drop or to a community library.
The cafeteria in the Jim Smith Building at 2071 2nd Avenue in Whitehorse will pilot as a warming centre during this period.
Yukoners can access the space from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday from March 18 to May 1, 2024.
Welcoming, accessible support for those who need it is also available at 405 Alexander Street, Safe at Home and the Supervised Consumption Site.