In 1866, the recently renamed College of Ottawa was elevated to university status by royal charter, and in 1889, it secured a pontifical charter. In 1965, the Oblates relinquished administration of the University and it became a provincially funded secular institution.
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Keys to Original College Building
Tabaret Hall Construction
Students sitting at Montpetit
Hours of operation
September to May
Tuesday-Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June to August
Tuesday-Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reading Room hours
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