Information As of January 4, 2022, the Library is open with restrictions in place. For more information visit the services and operations updates page.


The library is the intellectual hub of the campus. It is used every day by thousands of students, faculty and researchers.

The library is an essential partner in fulfilling the research, teaching and learning mission of the University. The University of Ottawa Library is composed of 3 main libraries - the Morisset Library (Arts and Science), the Brian Dickson Law Library and the Health Sciences Library - in addition to a number of specialized research collections. It has 161 employees, including 48 librarians, serving the students, faculty and employees of the University.

Quick facts

Our spaces: the busiest place on campus

  • 12 locations on 3 campuses (Main, Roger-Guindon and Lees)
  • Over 2 million visits per year
  • Extended hours of service: the Morisset Library is open 24 hours a day during exam periods

Our collections: preserving the past, envisioning the future

  • 2,360,706 print volumes
  • 2,259,077 full text article downloads
  • 1,206,497 e-books
  • 122,175 e-journals

Our services: supporting students, faculty and researchers

  • 110 specialized research guides available to consult for disciplines, courses and services
  • 16,097 students attended workshops, classes and tours

Annual Report

The Library Annual Report is an important reflection of our progress and our successes in the 2019-2020 academic year. An accessible version of the report is also available.

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