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Take a look inside the new Capilano Library ahead of Thursday’s grand opening

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WATCH ABOVE: The brand new $11.8-million Capilano Library branch is set to open to the public on Thursday. Here's a little sneak peek inside the facility – Nov 6, 2018

Edmonton’s brand new $11.8-million Capilano Library branch is set to open to the public on Thursday, but here’s a little sneak peek inside the facility.

The 11,000-square-foot library is located at 9915 – 67 St. The standalone branch replaces the old library, which was located on the second floor of Capilano Mall.

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Watch below: Edmonton’s newest library is about to open and the Capilano branch is an example of how libraries are evolving in a digital world. Fletcher Kent reports.

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New Edmonton library set to open in Capilano – Nov 6, 2018

Bordering the Fulton Ravine, the building boasts serene views and plenty of natural light.

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The library also has a larger community room, quiet study space, its own makerspace and ground floor access, which the Edmonton Public Library said will help address accessibility issues faced at the old facility.

Watch below: Ahead of Thursday’s opening, Caroline Land stopped by Global News Morning Edmonton to talk about the brand new Capilano Library branch.

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Edmonton Public Library celebrates opening of Capilano branch – Nov 2, 2018

The old Capilano library opened in 1966. The city broke ground on the new building in May 2017.

The new branch is one of four new libraries to open in Edmonton this year. There are 21 public libraries in Edmonton.

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The new Capilano branch, which opens at 10 a.m. Thursday, is expected to serve 198,000 visitors each year.

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The new Capilano Library branch in Edmonton Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Fletcher Kent, Global News
The new Capilano Library branch in Edmonton Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Fletcher Kent, Global News