Nfld. & Labrador

Public libraries board releases list of 54 libraries to close

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries has released a complete list of the 54 libraries that will be closing in the province.
Newfoundland and Labrador is closing 54 public libraries as part of its plan to curb a $1.83-billion deficit. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries (NLPL) has released a complete list of the 54 libraries that will be closing in the province. 

Another 41 libraries, most in larger communities in the province, will be staying open.

Some of the libraries are slated to shut down in 2016-2017, while others are tentatively scheduled to close in 2017-2018. 

Officials from NLPL said the proposed closure dates may be subject to change. 

Many of the libraries closing are located in neighbourhood schools, while others are inside of municipal buildings or owned by NLPL. 

The closures come as NLPL attempts to move to a regional library model in the wake of severe budget cuts.

64 workers are expected to lose their jobs because of the closures. 

View a map of the locations slated for closure here, and read the full list below. 

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