Welcome to your community! The Ottawa Public Library offers a variety of resources and programs for Newcomers. Explore this section to learn how to obtain and use a library card, participate in free library programs, access material in your language or find resources and programs to help improve your English or French language skills. For further information, please visit your nearest library branch or contact us at

العربية - Arabic

中文-简体 - Chinese simplified

Español - Spanish

Soomaali - Somali

русский - Russian

اردو - Urdu

فارسی - Persian

हिंदी - Hindi

中國傳統 - Chinese traditional

Online resources