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ādisōke exterior. West view from Wellington Street.

Welcome to Ādisōke, the new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility. 

Ādisōke will bring together the rich collections of a world-class public library and a national institution under one roof, giving life to the stories and histories that connect us. Set to open in 2026, this modern, sustainable facility with its iconic architecture will be a must-see destination in the National Capital Region.

Ādisōke is built on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinābe People, who have lived in the area since time immemorial. Since 2019, the Ādisōke Project Team has worked in close partnership with Elders and members of the Host Nation. The name Ādisōke means “storytelling” in Anishinābemowin Algonquin language.

Stories live here.


Ādisōke, the new Ottawa Public Library – Library and Archives Canada joint facility, will be located at 555 Albert Street (formerly 557 Wellington Street), at the edge of Lebreton Flats. The site overlooks the landscape of the Kichi Zìbì Ottawa River, a vital natural system in the heart of the city. It offers spectacular views of the escarpment, as well as the historic Fleet Street pumping station and aqueduct.

Ādisōke will be accessible by all modes of transportation. Connected through the Pimisi LRT station and nearby pathways, Ādisōke is a natural extension of the city’s downtown core.



A drone view of the top of the Ādisōke building showing the wooden curved roof paneling. In the background, there are tall buildings and a construction crane.

Ādisōke Construction Update – May 2, 2024

The Ādisōke project site has been busy over the past few weeks. The wooden roof structural beams have

Two steel staircases on the inside of the Ādisōke facility under construction, going from the ground floor to the second floor, and from the second floor to the third floor.

Ādisōke Construction Update – April 5, 2024

We are happy to report that several sections of the feature stairs have been installed since our last

A steel staircase under construction within the facility. Around the staircase are concrete columns and other construction materials.

March 2024 Update

Indigenous Public Artists announced Did you know that Indigenous art will be featured throughout Ādisōke? This week, we

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