Library Restoration

March 18, 2017 

Mini-Library opens!

It’s hot outside but cool inside at out new mini-library. We’ve got 4,000 books for you to check out. Come visit!

(We’re in the mini-library for the next several months while the main library building is being renovated.)


Café closure

The café has been temporarily closed to create the mini-lilbrary and will reopen after the renovations are completed.


March 16, 2017

Moved out…..


March 15, 2017

Mini-Library… we are almost there.


March 14, 2017

Thanks to the movers and volunteers who hauled the boxes of books from the library building into our cafe, where we are setting up a mini-library to serve members during the renovations of the main building.

The mini-library will have about 4,000 books and opens this Saturday – come visit and check out a book.


March 11, 2017

Our new Saturday Story Time venue is lovely! Silom Sala at the British Club, next door to the library. We’ll be here each week during renovations.


March 11, 2017

Final day of packing up ahead of renovations: We would like to let you know that what an outstanding job the volunteers have done boxing up the books. Within two days the library was packed up and is now ready to move. We couldn’t thanking you all enough for your labor of love with the library.

Thank you Asian Tigers Mobility, Thailand for your support for our moving and storage efforts!




March 10, 2017

Half of the library is packed, another half to go. We’re picking classics, favorites & bestsellers for our mini-library, which will open in the garden cafe on March 18… so we can check out books again.


March 7, 2017

We’ve started packing up… last day opening the main building before closing for renovation. See you all again on March 18 at the mini-library we are setting up in the cafe so members can still check out books during the renovations.



December 3, 2016

Dear library member and visitors,

During your recent visits to the library, you would have inescapably stumbled across the undulated floors in front of the Rotunda. There is also a progressively sloping area in front of the librarian’s office, to the right of the entrance.

At the request of the library board, architectural restoration experts have surveyed the building and discovered that the visible damages are due to much deeper systemic problems. After careful analyses, they have recommended an action plan for repairs as follows:

  •   Replacement of damaged floor structure and wooden boards
  •   Repair of damaged interior walls due to trapped moisture within the building
  •   Replacement of roof tiles to restore the appropriate load bearing of the roof structure
  •   Improvement of air conditioning systems to reduce energy costs and condensation
  •   Improvement of ventilation systems to prevent humidity build-up
  •   Improvement of compromised drainage system and flood prevention
  •   Improvement of landscaping to better serve banqueting and members’ needs
  •   Improvement of the restrooms and storage space around the inner courtyard of the property

Due to the immensity and urgency of these works, the repairs will unfortunately entail the temporary closing of the original building from March to August next year, during which time we plan to operate a small temporary library in the café building. We hope to resume normal operations in September, while work continues on the exterior and landscaping through December 2017.

For this disruption in service, your library membership will be automatically extended by 6 months.

Yours Sincerely,

Neilson Hays Library Association Board