The Vancouver Island Regional Library says it’s still a few months away from completing the new Nanaimo North branch.

Construction started on the 8.6 million dollar project a year ago, and the original hope had been to get it done by the end of March.

However the expectation now is late spring or early summer.

Natasha Bartlett speaks for VIRL

The VIRL has been expanding and converting an existing building on Hammond Bay Road to create the new branch, and Bartlett says the wait is going to be worth it

Officials say the project remains on budget.