TOPEKA — After two years in temporary quarters, the State Library of Kansas is returning to its refurbished home in the Statehouse.

The library’s 202,000-book collection has been housed in several remote sites since December 2010, when the north wing of the Statehouse closed for renovations. Some items in the collection are more than 200 years old.

A modular building was placed on the Statehouse grounds for the library staff and some items in the collection. The rest were stored elsewhere in Topeka.

State librarian Jo Budler said Friday the return to the Statehouse began this week. The move is expected to be finished by early to mid-December.