The Los Angeles Public Library’s Van Nuys branch reopened Thursday after closing for a $1.9 million renovation that modernized its interior and upgraded the library’s technology.

“Today’s grand reopening of the Van Nuys Library is another step toward returning to normalcy for our community,” said L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez, who represents the area.

“This $1.9 million improvement gives our students access to a brand-new, state-of-the-art library that not only bridges the digital divide, but opens the door to endless opportunities for our community.”

The library, located at 6250 Sylmar Ave., is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The branch is closed on Sundays.

The library first opened at its current location in May 1964, but the LAPL has served the Van Nuys area since 1911.

“We are thrilled to welcome the community back to their local branch, offering patrons a new and enhanced library experience,” said John F. Szabo, city librarian. “The redesigned space and expanded resources will further strengthen the community connection.”

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