Exciting New Library Coming Soon!
A new library complete with serene views and natural light will be a place east side residents can call their own later this year. The new Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Capilano Branch relocates the existing 9,500 square foot library in Capilano Mall to a new 10,000 square foot standalone facility.
EPL’s Capilano Branch will better serve the community’s need for an accessible space, and will offer a full range of library services. Edmonton’s Fulton Ravine borders the new branch, and many considerations have been made to tie the natural surrounding elements into the building. For example, a seated study space features the ravine as a backdrop, and community rooms with private and semi-private meeting and study spaces will also offer a view of the 60-metre wide forested area.
Integrated within the project are sculptures that have been designed by artists and coordinated through the Edmonton Arts Council.
As we move into summer, the project is nearing the tail end of construction. The majority of the windows have been installed to enclose the building, and interior work has been quickly moving along. Next, the exterior building cladding will be installed and then the landscaping will start to take shape as construction crews work to wrap up the beautiful new facility.
The project remains on budget and on schedule, opening to the public this fall. Keep up to date with the project online at epl.ca/capilano-branch.
As Ward 8 Councillor, I am especially excited about the coming new library and hope to see you there in a short time. Please feel free to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 780-496-8146. Follow me on Twitter@ben_hen