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Bowmanville Branch

Opened: May 2003

Size: 24,000 sq. ft. / 2,229 sq. m. 

Architect: Shoalts and Zaback

Total Construction Cost: $6,670,046

Seating: 154 study and 70 lounge  

Computer Stations: 32, including 3 Early Literacy Stations

Features: The branch is adjoined to the Municipal Administration Centre. It offers two floors plus a mezzanine for public use. Features include “Dewey’s Café” (operated by The Clarington Project), a Fireside Lounge, and a digital microfilm readers.

 

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Courtice Branch

Opened: August 2015

Size: 12,000 sq. ft. / 1,115 sq. m.

Architect: Shoalts and Zaback

Seating: 67 study and 28 lounge

Computer Stations: 15, including 2 digital media stations and 3 Early Literacy Stations

Features: This branch is located in the Municipal Courtice Community Complex, and was extensively renovated in 2015. The new branch features a computer lab, digital media studio, multi-purpose community room, quiet study rooms, teen lounge, and colourful children's area.

 

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Newcastle Branch

Opened: August 2009

Size: 9,100 sq. ft. / 845 sq. m.

Architect: Shoalts and Zaback

Total Construction Cost: $3,450,047

Seating: 38 study and 12 lounge

Computer Stations: 15, including 3 Early Literacy Stations

Features: This stand-alone branch features expanded collections, a colourful children’s area, a multi-purpose community room, a lounge, a quiet study room, additional computers, and exterior reading benches.

 

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Orono Branch

Opened: 1970

Size: 3,604 sq. ft. / 335 sq. m.

Seating: 17 study and 12 lounge

Computer Stations: 6, including 1 Early Literacy Station

Features: The house was originally built in 1882 and, through a bequest, was purchased by the Library Board in 1969. The gazebo on the property is regularly used for community events.