As reported in the Ottawa Citizen , a drive-thru window is coming to the new Ottawa Public Library in the fall of 2005.
Library management and members of the union are currently in discussions concerning how the service will be manned; management would like a volunteer but the union would like a librarian (but of course!) . The hope is that motorists will be able drop off materials and collect orders they've pre-selected on the Internet.
The article states that the $7.7-million South Central District Library on Lorry Greenberg Drive -- to begin construction in October and to be completed in September 2005 -- has designed into it this Tim Hortonsesque feature (ed: let's hope they also serve those iced coffees).
"It will look just like a McDonald's window," said Baseline Councillor Rick Chiarelli, chairman of the Ottawa Public Library.