Construction continues at the Toronto Reference Library, but progress is being made. The new Marilyn and Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre is open on the 5th floor, and most special collections material, including materials from the Arthur Conan Doyle Room, are once again available.
The permanent Information Desk for the 5th floor Arts Department is completed, and is located just to the left of the elevators.
The 5th floor Music Practice Room is now open in a secluded spot near the staircase. Currently it has two electric pianos with headphones, available on a first come, first served basis. Audio listening stations are also open for use.
The 4th floor Language and Literature Department is still in construction mode, but a beautiful new study bar has been installed along the northeast windows. Read, study and enjoy the view.
The Hinton Learning Theatre is open on the 3rd floor in the Business, Science & Technology Department, and programs are beginning. Construction continues on the new information desk; books and magazines are still in temporary locations. The 3rd floor study pods have been installed, but are not yet available for public use.
Hinton Learning Theatre exterior & interior, 3rd Floor
Public internet computers are available on the 1st and 2nd floors, and the computer terrace on the 3rd floor (more than 25 stations) is now open. There are two internet computers on the 4th floor; none currently on the 5th floor.
Come see all the changes, use the new facilities, and take a summer guided tour of the revitalized Toronto Reference Library.