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Support the library

The Ottawa Public Library works to build a strong Ottawa community by supporting life-long learning and 21st century literacies, fostering inspiration and enjoyment, and connecting people to each other and the world.

It does this by offering residents equal access to information, resources and ideas in trusted, bilingual, physical and virtual settings that serve as community gathering spaces and resource centres. The Ottawa Public Library heartily welcomes outside support to enhance our offerings to the community.

And because our customers are as diverse as our collections, we have a variety of ways for you to support the library:

Donate by mail

Donate by mail

  1. Complete the attached form
  2. Write a cheque payable to "Ottawa Public Library"
  3. Mail to: Administration (4th Floor), Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Donate in person

Donate in person

Donations can be made in person at any of our 33 branches as well as our Bookmobile stops.

Donate online

Donate online

Charitable tax receipts are issued immediately

Donate books and materials

Donate books and materials

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association raise over $250,000 annually through the sale of your donated items. These funds help enhance the resources, materials, and programs offered by OPL.