While the Charlottetown Library has served the community admirably since its establishment in 1965, it is simply inadequate for the demands of a contemporary Library Learning Centre.
Following a thorough assessment of the current infrastructure, programing and future demands, a recent consultant’s report determined the Charlottetown Library required significantly more space to meet not only future growth … but just to meet the current needs.
- Limited space is negatively impacting service, efficiency and security of operation
- Not sufficient space available to provide the customary functional space
- No public washroom facilities within the library itself
- Library is not fully publicly accessible
- Insufficient space for today’s needs including creative space, media labs, private group study rooms, training facilities and community assembly space
- The absence of program space, computer workstations and adequate space to accommodate a reasonable collection are major issues inconsistent with the time
For the Charlottetown Library to continue to meet the needs of a changing public and a changing world, the Library itself needs to change. And that’s exactly what the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre Inc. is committed to making happen.