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.
Current In-Person Services18/11/2020
OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.
Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates
HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.
BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.
MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.