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Illustrated rendering of new entrance to Sherwood Branch Library with adults and children entering library

Sherwood Renovation Project

We’re writing Sherwood Branch Library’s next chapter!

Stay up to date on information about this project including available services. 

We’re excited to announce that we’re making much-needed upgrades to Sherwood Branch Library!


This project is tentatively scheduled to start in early fall of this year (2024) and is expected to take about 6 months to complete.


Throughout the project, you will continue to be able to pick up your holds and return your items.  A small Pop Up Library will be available on site for most of the project, with short closures at the beginning and end of the project.

Architect’s drawings showing views of the transformation of Sherwood Branch Library. Drawings are subject to change. Drawings: Matter Architectural Studio.

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Illustrated rendering of new entrance to Sherwood Branch Library with adults and children entering library
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Illustration of the Nest at Sherwood Branch Library
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Illustration of Multi Purpose room at Sherwood Branch Library
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Illustration of Computer Hub at Sherwood Branch Library
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Illustration of new area looking at reception desk at Sherwood Branch Library
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Mother and Child playing at Sherwood Branch Library

Sherwood Branch Library is a vital hub for a vibrant community. This renovation will ensure we can provide the spaces and services that meet the evolving needs of a growing community.


The transformation of Sherwood Branch Library will include:

 

  • Youth & Family Room for digital creativity and collaboration
  • New welcoming service desk and staff
  • New flooring, paint and finishes
  • New, bright, open and welcoming entrance from Mall

  • Improved floor plan that opens up the interior and adds 1,500 sq ft of space

  • Larger programming room

  • Larger study rooms

  • Expanded, better-equipped meeting room

  • Interactive children’s area

  • Youth and family room with support for digital creativity and collaboration

  • Better spaces and support for technology

  • Improved sightlines and back of house area for staff

  • Energy-efficient lighting

  • Exterior book return chute

  • Exterior window

About Sherwood Library

 

Sherwood Branch Library, London Public Library’s 13th Branch Library, opened in the Sherwood Forest Mall in May, 1985.  Sherwood serves a population of approximately 36,390 in London’s North West (Ward 7), a large area with diverse communities.  In 2023, there were more than 140,000 visits to Sherwood, with more than 164,000 items borrowed.  With many schools located within walking distance, Sherwood is a community hub for children, families and youth, who often visit the Library on a daily basis.  Popular programs at Sherwood Branch include afterschool clubs and the Library Settlement Partnership program in partnership with the Northwest London Resource Centre, along with many programs for seniors, young families and youth. The renovation of Sherwood Branch Library will help these programs grow and thrive and will create a destination that the North West community will feel proud of and that will strengthen a sense of community belonging. 

Services During Construction

Phase 1

 

3 week closure at the beginning of the project as we move the Library’s books into storage and prepare the space for construction. Dates to be confirmed.


Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, with hours to be confirmed.


Available services:

  • Returns
  • Holds pick up 
Phase 2 - Pop Up Library

 

Pop Up Library available on site. Dates to be confirmed.


Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, with hours to be confirmed.


Available services:

  • Returns
  • Holds pick up
  • Public computers (1 hour limit)
  • Printers and photocopier
  • Small browsing collection (books, etc.)
  • Programs outdoors and in nearby locations with community partners
  • Library card registration
  • Staff assistance and information
  • Visits to classrooms and Library education programs

 

Contact Northwest London Resource Centre for information about Library Settlement Partnership services during the renovation. 519-471-8444
 

Phase 3

 

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, with hours to be confirmed.


Short closure at the end of the project as we prepare to re-open. Dates to be confirmed.


Available services:

  • Returns
  • Holds pick up 
     
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Student with laptop computer at Sherwood Branch Library

Write a New Chapter at Sherwood Branch Library!

We are grateful for the support of Library donors in helping to make this essential project a reality. Help write a new chapter at Sherwood Branch Library.