Come Together

Welcome to your new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility. 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 2024—Ottawa residents, Canadians and visitors from around the world will come together to connect to learn, discover, and create.

Special Announcement

Urban Indigenous Engagement Event POSTPONED – Please note: In-person City of Ottawa and Library and Archives Canada public events will be cancelled until further notice. This is based on guidance to limit mass gatherings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This event will be rescheduled and a revised date will be provided as soon as possible.

"A library is a gateway into a whole lot of other worlds. We always visit the local library when we’re in another town or another country, because they celebrate and reflect the community they’re in."

~ A longtime OPL customer