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Ottawa Room

The Ottawa Room provides a centralized information resource about Ottawa and surrounding areas, both past and present, that helps preserve Ottawa’s written heritage for researchers and for residents with a passion for local history.

Its unique collection brings together printed documents about Ottawa, important municipal documents, including current and past city by-laws, and a broad selection of historical and literary works by Ottawa authors.

The collection includes over 15,000 thousand items that can be consulted free of charge.

Main branch, 3rdfloor
The Ottawa room is open during Main branch regular hours

Our local history librarians are available to help with your research. Make an appointment with a local history librarian.