Space is tight at Pitt Meadows City hall, but the former library building will provide some relief for City staff.
The human resources and IT departments will be moving into the building in February, and they will be joined by Pitt Meadows economic development office, which will take over one-third of the space.
Currently a lot of City departments are "double bunked," said Pitt Meadows CEO Jake Rudolph, and the economic office is in the back of the tourism office.
The rest of the former library building will be leased.
Pitt Meadows Mayor Deb Walters said she hopes the space will go to a group that enhances the area.
"I think it should be something that lends itself to the civic centre area," she said.
Pitt Meadows staff will bring recommendations to council in the next few weeks on how to go about leasing the rest of the building.
Community groups are constantly needing places to meet, Walters said, and those available, for example, the Meadows Room at City hall and the community hall by the heritage church, are in continuous use.
"There's a huge demand for community space," Walters said.
There is a meeting room in the old library, which will either continue to be used by the community or be part of the lease.