uOttawa Library

About us

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 46 librarians, serving the students, faculty and employees of the University.

Quick facts (2011/12)

Our spaces - the busiest place on campus

  • 12 libraries on 3 campuses (downtown, Lees and Roger Guindon)
  • Over 2.4 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

  • 2,269,256 print volumes
  • 1.5 million full text article downloads
  • 727,610 e-Books
  • Over 90,000 e-Journals

Our services - supporting students, faculty and researchers

  • 160 specialized research guides available to consult for disciplines, courses and services
  • 602,348 print items borrowed and used in the library
  • 15,741 students attended workshops, classes and tours