SmartLibrary

SmartLibrary brings together the collections available at 12 libraries in the National Capital Region. You can view their collections by searching each of the 12 catalogues individually.

Partners include:

  • Algonquin College
  • Canadian Museum of History
  • Carleton University
  • Dominican University College Library
  • La Cité collégiale
  • Ottawa Public Library
  • Université du Québec en Outaouais
  • University of Ottawa
  • Bibliothèque municipale de Gatineau
  • Canadian Science and Technology Museum
  • Canadian War Museum
  • National Gallery of Canada

If you’re interested in using this service, you’ll need a SmartLibrary Card, which is available from any branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

You are welcome to search the catalogues of partner libraries but may only borrow directly from the libraries identified as lenders in the table below. To obtain items from non-lending partner libraries, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request. For any questions, consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Lending partner libraries

Material must be returned directly to the lending library.

Library Restrictions Loan Period Notification

Ottawa Public Library

No Restrictions

Varies

Email or Telephone

Algonquin College

10 books. DVDs not available for loan.

14 days

Email

Canadian Museum of History

3 books checked out at a time (some restrictions may apply)

21 days

Email or Telephone

Carleton University

4 items checked out at a time

14 days

Email

Dominican University College Library

5 documents checked out at a time (only 1 renewal possible)

15 days

Email or Telephone

La Cité collégiale

6 books. No access to electronic resources. No access to AV materials

14 days

Telephone or Mail

Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

No loan for the following locations: Médiathèque, Didacthèque, Campus St-Jérôme. No access to electronic documents

14 days (3 renewals)

Email

University of Ottawa

4 items checked out at a time

14 days

Email

Bibliothèque municipale de Gatineau 20 items checked out at a time Variable Email or Telephone

 

Non-lending partner libraries

Canadian Science and Technology Museum

Canadian War Museum

National Gallery of Canada