New premises pen new chapter for University of Ottawa Presses

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Founded in 1936, the University of Ottawa Press is Canada's oldest French-language university press, and the largest publishing house in the National Capital Region. Formerly located on the University's main campus, the University of Ottawa Press will now be located in downtown Ottawa at 99 Bank Street, to welcome the community.

The new publishing studio will serve not only as a sales outlet for scholarly, literary and non-fiction works, but also as a showcase for artworks by Canadian artists. It will also serve as a venue for literary gatherings and will be a working space.

Mobilizing research

Knowledge mobilization is at the very heart of the University of Ottawa Press’ mission. We strive to enrich intellectual and cultural life through the pursuit of excellence in scholarly and literary publishing, in a context of globalization and knowledge valorization.

What distinguishes University of Ottawa Press from other publishing houses is the peer-review process and the work of committees under the guidance of the Editorial Board, which approves each scholarly work published by Les Presses, thus conferring a seal of quality.

Finally, the University of Ottawa Press offers digital books via a new multilingual platform called Bookshelf. This provides access to accessible, customizable reading and a read-aloud function. 

A few numbers

  • Since its inception, the University of Ottawa Press has published over 1,500 books, with 25 to 30 new titles added each year. 
  • More than 650 are currently available in print and digital formats. 
  • The prestigious Mercure collection from the Canadian Museum of History, with nearly 550 titles, is also included. 

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