For a few months now there appears to be work around the steps of the National Library, with the purpose of beautifying the area. Personally, I have seen nothing wrong with the stairs at the Library.
However, what would be helpful is if you could walk around the whole lake without crossing a road.
At the moment, to get to Kings Ave bridge from the Sculpture garden one must cross a busy road. Why can’t the National Capital Authority spend the money on putting a bridge or a tunnel there rather than beautifying perfectly fine stairs at the Library?