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Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Next holiday closure: Aug 01, 2016

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  • The branch will be closed on Sundays, from June 12 to September 4, 2016.
    2500 Campeau
    OttawaOntario K2K 2W3
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)

Please note that the Beaverbrook branch will be closed the
morning of Wednesday, August 3, for planned hydro maintenance.

The branch will open at noon (12 p.m.) that day.

Book drop open 24 hours / Le poste de retour de livres est ouvert 24 heures sur 24
Credit cards/Interac Accepted / Cartes de crédit/Interac acceptés
Free parking / stationnement gratuit disponible
Wheelchair accessible / La succuresale est accessible

What's happening at Beaverbrook

  • book with pokeball colouring
    Picture this: you’re browsing the recently returned manga trying to find the latest issue of Pokémon XY when suddenly our phone buzzes and a bulbasaur appears on the cart in front of you! As quick as you can you pull out a pokéball and...
  • Help! My name is Talia and I'm lost somewhere in the children's section of the Beaverbrook Branch. Find me to enter your name into the monthly prize draw! 
  • Jul 28, 2016
    Join us for some Lego® challenges, or simply build your own creations! Ages 13-18. Drop-in. / Rejoignez-vous à nous pour des défis de Lego® ou créez tout simplement vos propres créations ! Pour les 13 à 18 ans. Inscription non requise.
  • Sep 20, 2016
    Learn more about advance care plans - and the importance of including an advance care directive with your will and power of attorney documents. Group discussion will follow the presentation. Presented in partnership with Dying with Dignity...
  • Nov 18, 2016
    Create and build with Lego®! Ages 4-12. Drop-in.
Title Capacity Amenities Rates Book this room
Meeting room A 45
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
City of Ottawa Room Rates
Meeting room B 45
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
City of Ottawa Room Rates

Branch features

Library service in the Beaverbrook area started in a room, in a community centre, in 1967. In 1970, it moved to a space next to the firehall. A new building next to the Mlacak Centre opened in 1996, and the branch found a new home. The branch was closed from February 19, 2013 to August 5, 2014 to receive extensive renovations and an expansion at this same location.  The branch now features two public meeting rooms, as well as numerous small rooms for group work. There is an expanded children’s area, increased seating, and a book store run by the Friends of the OPL. The Kanata Room houses the stained glass window designed and produced by Beaverbrook customers - a colourful reminder of the community spirit that lives in the branch.

Thirteen concrete turtle sculptures roam the Beaverbrook branch. A turtle mural meanders across the building near the John G Mlacak Centre entrance. Local artist Christopher Griffin created the artworks, Blanding’s Turtles of the South March Highlands, with a team of volunteers in 2014. The project was inspired by the natural ecosystems of Kanata and its important local species. 

Branch amenities