The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) vision is to build communities and transform lives.

Measuring how well OPL is realizing this vision means looking at more than traditional metrics like library usage and operational efficiency. It means measuring the impact OPL is making for the citizens of Ottawa.

To that end, OPL studied the benefits it generated in 2015. This inaugural study concluded that the library generated $256 million in benefits for the region in 2015, and delivered a 417% return on investment (ROI).

View this interactive report and see how benefits are created by OPL. 

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To find out more or to see the full technical details, please click on the summary report (PDF), full technical report (PDF), or workbook (Excel) below.

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