The Woodlawn Library closed the doors to its current location Sunday as staff prepare to move the branch’s materials to its new location.

The new branch is expected to open in mid- to late April at the former Cineplex site off Portland Street in Dartmouth.

Halifax Public Libraries spokeswoman Marlo MacKay said yesterday patrons can still return books via the current location’s book-drop slot until March 31, but the doors will remain closed while books and equipment are packed and moved.

No returns will be accepted at the new location until it opens, and no specific date for the opening has been set.

After March 31, books can be returned to any other branch of Halifax Public Libraries. MacKay noted that the closest branches to the current Woodlawn site are Cole Harbour and Alderney Gate.