Entrance Renovation Project

The exterior book drop at the Bob Harkins Branch (downtown) is currently inaccessible. A temporary return bin is available during open hours, located just inside the parking lot entrance.

Update September 5th, 2019: the foundation for the new entrance is now complete and construction has begun on the outside structure:

  • 24-hour materials drop-off is temporarily unavailable, as the exterior book drop is currently inaccessible. A temporary return bin is available during open hours, located just inside the parking lot entrance.
  • Return bins on the main floor have been relocated to the other side of the checkout area, near the holds pickup shelves.
  • Temporary walls are being erected to ensure the safety and security of the building, as well as patrons and staff.
  • Patrons should expect increased noise and vibrations in the building.

Construction has begun on an improved entrance for the Bob Harkins Branch (downtown) that will make it easier for all patrons to access the building safely and easily. The library’s current entrances pose a challenge for many, including young families, people with disabilities, seniors, and staff. The new entrance will address these challenges.


The new entrance will feature:

• A two-door elevator providing access from the parking area, plaza level, main floor, and second floor.
• Improved stairs for access from the lower and plaza lobbies to the main floor.
• Windows to maximize natural light and sense of openness.
• Improved safety with better visibility/sightlines.
• Sliding glass or push button access.
• Enhanced accessible parking and drop off zone at parking level.
• Additional public space.

Library staff will update this page in the event of any anticipated service disruptions.


Questions can be directed to facilities@pgpl.ca.

For more information on the entrance renovation project, please visit the City of Prince George website.