Alton closed

Alton Branch with limited service - Jan 4 to 13

UPDATE: Fri Jan 12, 4pmnotice update

And.... we're now OPEN with full library services and no off-limit spaces. C'mon in! We can't say it enough... thank you, Alton customers, for your understanding and good humour throughout the clean-up.

UPDATE: Thu Jan 11

  • All areas closed earlier today for recarpeting are now open.
  • The fireplace and fiction areas are also open and more computers are now available to use.
  • Glue odour doesn't appear to be an issue.

And we are still on target to fully reopen on Friday late afternoon.

UPDATE: Wed Jan 10

Good news! Reconstruction work should be completed late Friday afternoon. Here's what's happening right now at the branch:

  • Carpet installation begins on Thursday. During recarpeting, there will be more areas temporarily off limits for your safety.
  • The seminar rooms, fiction area, and fireplace will be blocked off Thursday morning for a short time while some tiles are replaced.
  • Odour alert! An adhesive will be used for this work, so there could be an odour on Thursday/Friday.

Alton branch customers have been wonderful! Thank you so much for your encouraging words and continued patience.

UPDATE: Wed Jan 3

Flood clean-up and reconstruction work continues; however, we are pleased to reopen Alton branch with limited service starting Thu January 4 at 9am.

We anticipate that full branch services will resume on Mon January 15; however, please stay tuned here and on library social media for updates.

Safety first! Although the branch will be open, areas around the library will be off limits due to ongoing construction. Please respect the barriers that are in place for your safety and security.

With limited service, customers may:

  • pick up hold items
  • borrow some popular items
  • use designated public computers - 8 available
  • use the small sitting area around the library

Regrettably, all programs scheduled to run now through Sat January 13 are CANCELLED:

  • Small Oneders
  • Tales for Twos
  • Sat-ART-day
  • Blow Off Some STEAM
  • Family Storytime
  • Knit 'n' Natter
  • Settlement Worker in the Library

We look forward to seeing you at the library! Thank you so much for your continued understanding. It means the world to us.

UPDATE: Sun Dec 31

Due to extremely cold temperatures, a frozen water pipe burst and caused flooding in the library. The branch closed at 3.30pm on Saturday, with clean up occurring throughout the night. A staff team is currently investigating.
Alton customers, please note:
  • Alton branch remains CLOSED to the public on Tue Jan 2 and Wed Jan 3
  • The branch may reopen with limited service on Thu Jan 4 through Sat Jan 6 – to be confirmed
  • All branch programs running Tuesday through Saturday are CANCELLED
  • Regular service may resume Mon Jan 8 – to be confirmed

We sincerely apologize for this service disruption and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work hard to get Alton branch up and running again.


Sat Dec 30: Alton Branch is now CLOSED for the rest of the day due to a burst water pipe. We apologize for any inconvenience to you.

We hope to open as usual on Tue January 2 at 9am. Check back here for updates. Thank you!