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Alta Vista

2516 Alta Vista

  • Mondays:10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays:10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays:10:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
  • Fridays:1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays:10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays:Closed


2516 Alta Vista
Ottawa K1V 7T1



Branch Features

  • Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit Cards/Interac Accepted
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access

What's Happening at Alta Vista


Toddlertime - Session 2 / Tout-petits à la biblio - séance 2

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 18-36 months. Drop-in. / Contes, rimes et chansons pour les tout-petits et un parent ou gardien. Pour les 18-36 mois. Portes-ouvertes.

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Reflections on Aging in Canada: A Reading Circle ***NEW DATE***

Explore the older adult experience of both newcomer and long-time Canadians through a wide range of writings. Reflect on your own aging experience in the context of the novels and poetry of Canadian and international authors. Discussions will be facilitated by Trudy Medcalf, a gerontologist and researcher, and Wendy Robbins, a library consultant and former CBC producer. Readings will be provided. This is a repeat of the 2013 program: new registrants only.

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Prenatal Classes - Ottawa Public Health (April: Thursday Session)

New Free Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). A public health nurse will lead this mini-series of three small group sessions. Session 1. Birth Basics-Confidence & Comfort. Session 2: Breastfeeding Basics-Tips & Techniques. Session 3: Baby Basics-Preparing for Parenthood. These sessions are meant to go along with OPH's free online prenatal program - A New Life. Start the online prenatal course early in pregnancy. It can be found at

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Meeting Rooms

Program room

Capacity: 50
Information: 613-737-2837

Meeting room

Capacity: 6
Information: 613-737-2837

About Alta Vista

This busy branch is situated close to the Bank Street corridor, in a diverse neighbourhood that is home to many new Canadians.The Alta Vista branch is known for its dynamic children's programs.