Here’s when the new Mississauga Central Library will be re-open

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Published July 28, 2021 at 6:37 pm

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Mississauga’s Central Library is closed, but when it re-opens in 2023 it will have a new name and a new look.

Now officially called the Hazel McCallion Central Library – named after the former long-time mayor of Mississauga when she turned 100 in February – the branch located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. is undergoing a complete renovation that will add 28,000 sq-ft. of public space to the existing building.

The cost is $42 million.

“To go with that there will be an additional 6,000 sq-ft. of space added on the fourth floor that will overlook Celebration Square that will be spectacular,” said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

The plan also calls for some major upgrades to the 30-year-old building including updated heating, ventilation and air conditioning that will provide enhanced air flow and comfort.

As well there will be upgraded washrooms featuring contact-free fixtures.

Enhanced technology throughout the building will offer more self-serve options, along with greater access to digital collections and in-library services.

The facility will also become completely barrier free to those with disabilities.

In the meantime, those who normally rely on the City Centre branch can access a small collection and curbside pickup at the Living Arts Centre as well as the libraries nearby at Mississauga Valley Library, Burnhamthorpe, Cooksville and Woodlands. 

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