EDMONTON -- Bookworms will have to wait just a little bit longer to visit the Stanley A. Milner Library, after Edmonton Public Library announced Saturday it’s facing a bit of a delay during its overhaul.

The library closed for renovations at the end of 2016, with renewal work beginning in January 2017.

The $84.5-million restoration was set to be completed by Feb. 14 2020.

On Saturday, EPL tweeted it will share the library’s new opening date in the new year.

"The complexities involved in a renovation project of this size have meant things are taking a little longer than anticipated," EPL CEO Pilar Martinez said in a statement.

"We will be open within months of our original hopes, and still within the estimated project completion date of Spring 2020." 

The library first opened in 1967, and was renamed in honour of Stanley A. Milner for his lifetime of commitment to EPL in 1996.