at 85 Queen St N, Kitchener, N2H 2H1
The Kitchener Public Library is the public library system for the city of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. It consists of five libraries; a large Central Library in the downtown core, with four Community Libraries spread out to provide services for the neighbourhoods of Kitchener.HistoryThe main branch of the Kitchener Public Library opened at 85 Queen Street in May 1962. It replaced the Berlin Public Library, a Carnegie library located at Queen and Weber, which opened January 8, 1904 and was demolished following opening of the new location in 1962.ExpansionIn 2010 the main branch underwent a $40 million expansion. Completed in 2013, the project increased floor space by 30%, and made the entire building wheelchair accessible. Designed by Levitt Goodman Architects, the building was awarded a 2015 Library Architectural and Design Transformation award by the Ontario Library Association.Services Information and reference services Access to full text databases Community information Internet and computer access Free wifi at all locations Free wifi hotspots available to borrow Reader's advisory services Programs for children, youth and adults Live music performances Delivery to homebound individuals Interlibrary loan Free downloadable e-books Free downloadable audiobooks Free downloadable music Free livestream movies and TV programsBranchesThe Kitchener Public Library system consists of a Central Library in the downtown core, and four Community Library locations throughout the City. The Central Library was completely renovated and expanded in 2014.
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