A collection of thousands of individual genealogy databases from many different institutions. It includes American, Canadian and U.K. sources as well as some for Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Canadian coverage includes major sources such as the censuses from 1851 to 1916, Ontario civil registration of births, marriages and deaths, and the Quebec Drouin Collection (courthouse copies of parish registers). German records include passenger lists for many people leaving Eastern Europe. New databases are constantly being added. Many of the sources are digitized. Bring a USB flash drive to download your records.
Regular hours resume on September 7 202103/09/2021
Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.
Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.
Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
Notice - Carlingwood branch17/09/2021
The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.
Rideau branch-Elevator out of service15/09/2021
The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.
Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation20/09/2021
All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.