Ādisōke

Welcome to Ādisōke, your new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility.

In Anishinābemowin Algonquin language, Ādisōke refers to the telling of stories, which are at the heart of Anishinābe Algonquin culture and the vision of both founding institutions. The result of unprecedented partnerships and community engagement, the story of this groundbreaking project is about two major public institutions coming together to build a place where—when its doors open in 2026—Ottawa residents, Canadians and visitors from around the world will come together to connect to learn, discover, and create. Watch below!

Special Announcement

January 19, 2022

Construction Update

Notice to Residents: Construction of Ādisōke is resuming after a short break.

On August 5, the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility was named Ādisōke by members and Elders of Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, on behalf of the Anishinābe Algonquin Nation. Ādisōke is an Anishinābemowin word that refers to the telling of stories. A new video features Elders and members of the Anishinābe Algonquin Nation sharing what Ādisōke means to them.

"You can learn about anything at the library. I built my garage from the ground up based on library books. It makes me happy that all of us, no matter our means or background, share all of the resources available at the library."

~ A longtime OPL customer