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 2024—Ottawa residents, Canadians and visitors from around the world will come together to connect to learn, discover, and create.

Special Announcement

August 5, 2021

Read the story behind Ādisōke, the official name of the joint facility

Have a listen to Mariette Buckshot, Language and Culture Coordinator, Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg and learn how to pronounce the facility’s new name, Ādisōke!

"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