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 Beyond the normal wear and tear, the finishes and the furniture in the library are outdated as well.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. 


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.  

The outside library material return will be available through January 16.  On January 17, the library material return box will be moved to a temporary location at the Maplewood Mall. Library materials may also be returned inside the satellite location or 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. 

Career Lab

The Career Lab will provide services through December 15. Referral to alternate Career Services locations will be provided to residents. During the Maplewood closure, temporary Career Lab services are being offered at Hayden Heights Library and CareerForce – Saint Paul from December 20 through January 12. One-to-one meetings with employment guidance counselor aides can also be scheduled by calling 651-266-9890. 

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 

On November 22, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners approved the Maplewood Mall, opens a new window as a satellite location for the Service Center - Maplewood, opens a new window. Financial workers, limited Library services and the Career Lab will be embedded on site starting January 17. Public computers will also be available early spring. The county form drop box will be moved to the satellite location.

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**Updated 12/29/2022. Public computers updated.**
**Updated 12/19/2022. Temporary Career Lab added.**
**Updated 11/30/2022. Satellite location added.**