The library is located at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, 1145 Carling Avenue, in Ottawa and is open every day.
Monday to Friday, 9:00-4:30 and 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00an-2:00pm
The community library is open to anyone who wants information about mental illness or addictions. Patients and their family or friends, health professionals, students, community agencies, schools and the general public are all welcome to use the library.
The Library provides information about:
- specific mental illnesses including treatments and management options;
- mental health legislation and policies;
- community and family support resources; and
- upcoming workshops and meetings.
The collection of material grows continually as we acquire additional publications and new information becomes available.
Information is available in many different formats such as books, video cassettes, brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, magazines and journals. Access to the Internet is also available.
Notices of relevant, current and upcoming events in and around Eastern Ontario are posted on the community library’s bulletin board.
The community library is staffed by helpful, friendly volunteers who have been specially trained to know the resources and assist you to find the information you need. Some volunteers are themselves living with a mental illness.
More in-depth information is available in our book and video collection, which may be borrowed for two weeks or you may be able to view a video on-site at the centres.
A photocopier is available to copy newsletters and journal articles. A printer is available to print material found on the Internet.
For more information:
Please call 613.722.6521, ext. 6899 or e-mail email@example.com