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What is Sm@rtLibrary?

Sm@rtLibrary brings together the collections available at 12 libraries in the National Capital Region. In a single search, you can view the resources of all 12 collections.

Getting a Sm@rtLibrary Card

You need a Sm@rtLibrary card to borrow from the lending libraries. Active members at partner libraries can ask for a Sm@rtLibrary card at their home library. Card members are responsible for the management of their materials and any fines or charges that result from their use of materials.

Each library has specific rules about how to access these materials.

Library Access Type Restrictions Loan Period Notification Notes
Ottawa Public Library Lending No Restrictions Varies Email or Telephone  
University of Ottawa Lending 4 items checked out at a time 14 days Email Must be returned directly to library
Carleton University Lending 4 items checked out at a time 14 days Email  Must be returned directly to library
Canadian Housing Information Centre Lending 4 items checked out at a time  Varies Email Must be returned directly to the library
Algonquin College Learning Resource Centre Lending AV materials not available for loan 14 days Email Must be returned directly to the library
Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) Lending No loan for the following locations: Médiathèque, Didacthèque, Campus St-Jérôme. No inter-library loan. No access to electronic documents 3 books for 14 days. 3 renewals Email Must be returned directly to the library
Cité collégiale Lending 6 books. No access to electronic resources neither loan of AV materials. 14 days Telephone or mail Must be returned directly to the library
Canadian Museum of History Lending

3 books checked out at a time (some restrictions may apply)

21 days

Email or Telephone

Must be returned directly to the library
Bibliothèque municipale de Gatineau Non -Lending        
Dominican College Non -Lending        
Canadian War Museum Non -Lending        
National Gallery of Canada Non -Lending        
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Non -Lending