Ottawa Resource Collection

The Ottawa Resource Collection is located in room 581 MacOdrum Library.  


ABOUT US: The Collection focuses on the heritage, changing urban morphology and environment of Ottawa in subjects such as history, environmental studies, urban planning, heritage conservation, architecture and art history.   
The evolution of Ottawa adds complexity to its geography which leaves a unique legacy. This diverse footprint is reflected in the collection by including the geographies of the current City of Ottawa, the former cities of Ottawa, Gloucester, Nepean, Vanier, Cumberland, Kanata, the former RMOC, the former village of Rockcliffe Park, the townships of Osgoode, Rideau, Goulbourn and West Carleton as well as Bytown and NCC holdings.  The collection prioritizes 1) areas adjacent to the Carleton University campus i.e. Ottawa South, Glebe and Centretown West; 2) the City of Ottawa (incl. former municipalities and the former RMOC); 3) NCC boundaries, incl. Ontario and Quebec.
The OTTR collection includes digital (this page) and paper (OTTR Collection-Room 581) information in formats such as maps, government information, books, archival collections, ephemera, community resources, images, GIS data, as well as links to Carleton undergraduate and graduate theses.

Content on this page is organized into Neighbourhoods, bundled resources for 15 frequently requested areas and by Topics, information listed by subject for local or city wide geographies.  For complete coverage, consult both sections.   


By Topic

Content last updated: September 14, 2020