Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

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Beaverbrook

Hours for the week of Jul 19, 2021
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SundayClosed

Next system-wide closure: Aug 02, 2021

As of July 5, 2021, there will be enhanced in-person services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves, browsing is allowed and you can read newspapers and magazines.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing is allowed, where these are available.

Masks are required to be worn in line outside of Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

  • 2500 Campeau
    OttawaOntario K2K 2W3
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    Public transit routes:
    62,164,265,268
Beaverbrook Branch

Nearest branches

Hazeldean Branch
50 Castlefrank
Centennial Branch
3870 Old Richmond
Stittsville Branch
1637 Stittsville Main
Transit next stop time
CAMPEAU / JOHN MLACAK ARENA ( 2421 )
Bus number Time Direction
CAMPEAU / JOHN MLACAK ARENA ( 2422 )
Bus number Time Direction
List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
Title Capacity Équipement Rates Note
Meeting room A 45
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
City of Ottawa Room Rates Includes tables, chairs, projector and small sink/counter. No hot food permitted.
Meeting room B 45
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
City of Ottawa Room Rates Includes tables, chairs, projector and small sink/counter. No hot food permitted.

Branch features

Library service in the Beaverbrook area started in a room, in a community centre, in 1967. In 1970, it moved to a space next to the firehall. A new building next to the Mlacak Centre opened in 1996, and the branch found a new home. The branch was closed from February 19, 2013 to August 5, 2014 to receive extensive renovations and an expansion at this same location.  The branch now features two public meeting rooms, as well as numerous small rooms for group work. There is an expanded children’s area, increased seating, and a book store run by the Friends of the OPL. The Kanata Room houses the stained glass window designed and produced by Beaverbrook customers - a colourful reminder of the community spirit that lives in the branch.

Thirteen concrete turtle sculptures roam the Beaverbrook branch. A turtle mural meanders across the building near the John G Mlacak Centre entrance. Local artist Christopher Griffin created the artworks, Blanding’s Turtles of the South March Highlands, with a team of volunteers in 2014. The project was inspired by the natural ecosystems of Kanata and its important local species.