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The Royal

Site: Ottawa - 1145 Carling Ave, 1st Flr

Service: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre - Volunteer Services - Mental Health Community Library

Alternate Name OCR ; Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Former Name Patient and Family Resource Centre ; Royal Ottawa Hospital
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4
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Intersection Merivale Rd and Carling Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Provides the layperson with information about mental illness and addiction problems. Offers material and information on: specific mental illnesses * mental health legislation * community and family support * upcoming workshops and meetings. 
Information is available in many different formats such as books * video cassettes * brochures * pamphlets * newsletters * journals. Notices of relevant, current and upcoming events in and around the city are posted on the Library's bulletin board. 
Books and videos may be borrowed for a two-week period or viewed within the library.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm * Sat-Sun 10 am-2 pm
Areas Served Frontenac County ; Hastings County ; Lanark County ; Leeds and Grenville United Counties ; Lennox and Addington County ; Ottawa (City of) ; Prescott and Russell United Counties ; Prince Edward County ; Renfrew County ; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties
Eligibility Individuals who want information about mental disorders or addictions. The primary clients are those living with a mental illness or an addiction, as well as their families and friends. Health professionals, students, community agencies, schools and the general public are also welcome to use the Library.
Application Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Photocopies and printed copies ; None
Service Categories Special Libraries ~ Addictions/Dependencies Issues ; Special Libraries ~ Mental Health Issues ; Special Libraries ~ Substance Use Disorder Issues
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-722-6521 ext 6899
TTY Phone 613-722-3355
Fax 613-722-5048
Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Annmarie Nicholson, Director, Volunteer Services; Phone: 613-722-6521 ext 6004; Email:
Primary Executive Joanne Bezzubetz, President and CEO; Phone: 613-722-6521; Email:
Other Details
Established 1961; Program: 1998
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119129187 RR0001 (Royal Ottawa Hospital Volunteer Association) ; Foundation - Royal Ottawa Mental Health Foundation
Elections The Board of Trustees is appointed.
Resources Website, photocopier, printer, Internet Access
Accreditation Yes, by Accreditation Canada

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