The library in Maplewood to close for renovation

Starting December 5, the library in Maplewood will close for an interior renovation. Work is expected to continue into the fall of 2023.  

The Maplewood Renovation Project was initiated to help resolve current issues affecting use, comfort and service for the Library such as acoustics, sightlines, collection area locations, location of lobby and security gates and broader use of the main lobby. Built in 2007, an average of 144,000 visitors and residents use this popular library annually. Beyond the normal wear and tear, the finishes and the furniture in the library are outdated as well. Interior designs were drafted in March 2022 using the feedback from the community. Features in the new library spaces will include improved acoustics, increased number of study and meeting spaces, improved lighting and more comfortable seating. 

On December 5, the Maplewood library lobby will be available for the following services: 

  • Career Lab services on Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. through December 15.
  • Library hold pickups from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. through December 30. 
  • Maplewood Service Center will remain open through January 6. 

Library

The outside library material return will be available through January 16. It will not be available during construction. Library materials may be returned to your nearest library location. Future book requests can be routed to a patron’s library of choice. To check the status of your book request, check your online account. 

Starting January 2, library services will be expanded: 

White Bear Lake - 2150 2nd Street 

  • Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. 
  • Thursday - Saturday, 10-5 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12-5 p.m.  

North St. Paul- 2300 North St. Paul Drive 

  • Monday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday, 1-8 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • Sunday, 12-5 p.m.  

Career Lab

The Career Lab will provide services through December 15. Referral to alternate Career Services locations will be provided to residents. Additional in-person (at an alternate location) and virtual workshops will be offered during the months of December and January.  

Service Center

The Service Center and public computers will be available at the county building in Maplewood through January 6. Service Center and Career Lab at the county building in Roseville will continue unchanged. For more Service Center locations, visit ramseycounty.us/ServiceCenters. 

Locations for the temporary relocation of the three services are currently being considered. Details about the temporary location will be shared soon. 

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