Central Library Renovation

Central Library Renovation - Have your say

About The Project

Central Library is closing on December 24, 2020 to undergo a major renovation to meet the growing needs of its customers and changing business priorities. The renovation will move the library forward as an important part of an urban community that inspires literacy, creativity and lifelong learning.

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2021, with completion expected in late 2022. The library will reopen in early 2023.

All five floors of public and staff space, including the Glass Pavilion, Breezeway and the Noel Ryan Auditorium will be part of the renovation. This is the first large-scale renovation of Central Library to take place since its opening in 1991.


Renovation highlights

  • Approximately 28,000 sq. ft. of public space will be added within the existing building.
  • Approximately 6,000 sq. ft. of secondary space on the fourth floor will be created overlooking Celebration Square.
  • All five floors of public and staff space, including the Glass Pavilion, Breezeway and the Noel Ryan Auditorium are part of the renovation.
  • The new facility will meet AODA requirements to provide barrier-free access.
  • Increased self-serve options and access to improved technology will be featured.
  • Additional Makerspace and Maker elements will include sound and video studios, maker studio, digitization, digital creation and virtual reality capabilities.
  • Children’s collections and programming will move to the first floor for easier access.
  • Students will benefit from additional study space.
  • Customers will be able to browse and borrow thousands of new books, DVDs, video games and much more.
  • Total project budget is $42.8 million.


Central Library Renovation - Have your say

About The Project

Central Library is closing on December 24, 2020 to undergo a major renovation to meet the growing needs of its customers and changing business priorities. The renovation will move the library forward as an important part of an urban community that inspires literacy, creativity and lifelong learning.

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2021, with completion expected in late 2022. The library will reopen in early 2023.

All five floors of public and staff space, including the Glass Pavilion, Breezeway and the Noel Ryan Auditorium will be part of the renovation. This is the first large-scale renovation of Central Library to take place since its opening in 1991.


Renovation highlights

  • Approximately 28,000 sq. ft. of public space will be added within the existing building.
  • Approximately 6,000 sq. ft. of secondary space on the fourth floor will be created overlooking Celebration Square.
  • All five floors of public and staff space, including the Glass Pavilion, Breezeway and the Noel Ryan Auditorium are part of the renovation.
  • The new facility will meet AODA requirements to provide barrier-free access.
  • Increased self-serve options and access to improved technology will be featured.
  • Additional Makerspace and Maker elements will include sound and video studios, maker studio, digitization, digital creation and virtual reality capabilities.
  • Children’s collections and programming will move to the first floor for easier access.
  • Students will benefit from additional study space.
  • Customers will be able to browse and borrow thousands of new books, DVDs, video games and much more.
  • Total project budget is $42.8 million.



Central Library Renovation - Have your say!

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  • Will an alternative library facility be available tebresidents who frequently use this specific facility for the 2+ years that it will be closed? Thx

    Naadia asked 18 days ago

    A temporary library location will be set up in the Central Library neighbourhood to house some popular materials and customer holds and to act as a drop off spot. Details on the location will be available as soon as it is confirmed. In addition, Mississauga Valley, Cooksville and Woodlands libraries are the closest locations to Central Library. For a complete listing, operating hours and contact information for all Mississauga libraries you can visit mississaugalibrary.ca/locations.

  • Instead of just a library renovation, why isn't it re-developed as a library-cum-community centre similar to Erin Meadows, Courtneypark and MacKechnie? Tens of thousands of residents are expected to move into City Centre over the next couple of decades, yet the area - fastest growing in Mississauga - lacks a community centre. The shortsightedness and poor planning is very disappointing.

    Tango asked 22 days ago

    The expansion of the City Centre and its growing population is a key reason that Central Library is undergoing a major renovation. The renovated Mississauga Central Library will address community needs such as providing space for residents to gather, connect, attend programs and run events. 

    The Mississauga Valley Community Centre, located only 2 km from Central Library, will continue to provide amenities such as an indoor pool, gymnasium, ice rink, fitness centre and space available for rent. In addition, as part of the Vision Cooksville project, a future Cooksville Community Centre and Library facility is being studied in order to provide more community, recreation and library space for residents. 

  • During the renovation process, will the Central Library book collection be available for research and browsing? If not, will the books still be available for holds?

    Christine asked 24 days ago

    Some Central Library popular materials such as fiction books, DVDs and video games will be distributed to other Mississauga Library locations for borrowing and browsing. A temporary library location will be set up in the Central Library neighbourhood to house some popular materials and customer holds. We will announce the new temporary location as soon as details are available. Other materials will be placed in storage until the Central Library reopening.


  • What is the nearest library area residents will be using during the renovation

    Curious asked 23 days ago

    Mississauga Valley, Cooksville and Woodlands libraries are the closest locations to Central Library. For a complete listing, operating hours and contact information for all Mississauga libraries you can visit mississaugalibrary.ca/locations.

  • Is the part from celebration square to library going to be accessible? How would events work during the summer time where people use library as a way to cool down and washroom?

    Jtran57 asked about 1 month ago

    Celebration Square will remain in use and accessible during the library renovations. The library parking garage will remain open throughout construction, with some periodic disruptions. Outdoor washrooms and access to the Mississauga Civic Centre will be available to Celebration Square visitors.