The new location for the New Orleans Public Library’s Mid-City branch will open its doors at 4140 Canal Street location in early december, according to Gambit. The branch will occupy the Automotive Life Insurance Building, which was named a city historic landmark by the New District Landmarks Commission in 2010.
The Mid-City branch will have an opening celebration, but no further information has been disclosed.
The Automotive Life Insurance Building was originally built in 1963 and designed by Curtis & Davis Architects. The building is two stories tall and is 9,259 square feet.
The new Mid-City location will have an expanded children’s room, community spaces, and a Spanish-language section, Gambit reported.
The Mid-City library branch left its location at the American Can Company this past October and was stationed at the Company since 2010.
Two other New Orleans public libraries are set to be closed this December.
The New Orleans Public Library main branch, located on 219 Loyola Ave will be closed for structural and mechanical maintenance from December 5 to December 18. The Nix Library branch is closed indefinitely for renovations.
[Update December 1, 3:37 p.m: The New Orleans Public Library does not have a finalized opening date for the Mid-City branch. Check back for updates.]
- Mid-City Library to open at new Canal Street location Dec. 5 [Gambit]
- Mid-City Library to move to historic Automotive Life Insurance Building [Gambit]
- Mid-City, Nix libraries to close for relocation and renovation [Curbed NOLA]
- New Orleans Public Library main branch set to temporarily close [Curbed NOLA]