Overview of the library

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

Quick facts

Our physical and virtual spaces: the busiest places on campus

  • Several locations on 3 campuses (Main, Roger-Guindon and Lees)
  • Over 2 million visits per year
  • 1.9 million unique website visits 
  • We offer extended hours of service during exam periods

Our collections: preserving the past, envisioning the future

  • Over 5.9 million individual titles (all formats)
  • 13,850 rare books 
  • 21,032 uOttawa theses and dissertations 
  • Access to many different streaming video platforms, in addition to 10,000+ DVDs 

Our services: supporting students, faculty and researchers

  • 300 specialized research guides available to consult for disciplines, courses and services
  • Over 9,000 students attended workshops, classes and tours
  • 2,795 online chats answered 
  • 2,315 individual research consultations 
Faculty of Social Sciences building

Annual reports

The Library Annual Report is an important reflection of our progress and our successes in the academic year.

Get in touch

University of Ottawa Library

65 University Private
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 613-562-5213

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