Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is conducting a public consultation until September 15, 2022 to confirm that its draft Facilities Framework reflects the needs of the community. The Framework will serve as a roadmap to ensure more equitable coverage to Library branch services across Ottawa. The Facilities Framework will allow OPL to identify gaps in terms of access to Library branches and to determine how to address these gaps.
To this end, a survey is available online and in branch, in English and French, to gather input from the public. This survey invites Ottawa residents to share their thoughts and views on access to physical library services. Your input will help finalize the Framework and make decisions regarding future OPL facilities.
The survey and all related information and documents are available on the Library’s public engagement web page. A hard copy of the draft framework is available in branches, in English and French, for consultation. A video is also available online to explain the key points of the draft framework.
Additionally, a virtual, bilingual open house will take place on Tuesday, August 23 from 7 pm to 8 pm to give residents an opportunity to ask questions specific to the framework to help understand the document, the approach, and the intended use. Participants can register to this event on Eventbrite.
The Library’s draft Facilities Framework was received and tabled by the OPL Board (“the Board”). June 14, 2022. The guiding principles were approved by the OPL Board in 2021.
The Board will receive the outcome of the public engagement and the final Facilities Framework for discussion at its meeting of October 11, 2022.
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