In 2009 NOLS and the Friends of Sequim Library, together with funding from a designated bequest, undertook a moderate remodel to address some long deferred capital maintenance issues, and generally to make the very shabby facility more comfortable, attractive, and operationally functional, until a longer term solution could be found.  Care was taken not to unnecessarily over-invest in infrastructure that might not be needed for the long term. The total cost of the 2009 remodel was approximately $500,000, with about $60,000 of that amount related to decommissioning the old septic system and getting the library hooked up to City sewer lines – a capital investment that will carry forward to support a new facility.