The OJCS library collection consists of over 20,000 volumes in English, French and Hebrew that support all levels of curricular and recreational needs. It is place for students to enjoy reading in a relaxed environment and develop their inquiry and research skills, critical thinking, and responsible use of text and digital information. Students in every grade can have scheduled library time during the week, at their teacher’s discretion.  

Thanks to an upgrade in the summer of 2018, the OJCS library is now run by state-of-the art online software.  Along with on-location upgrades, such as self-serve checkout and a much improved search and discover function, our software allows student to interact with the library online- reserving books, creating reading lists, writing their own book reviews and so much more – all from any computer, phone, tablet…virtually anywhere!  

Technological resources are always available to the students as well. Desktop and laptop workstations, printers and presentation stations are all part of the inviting environment at the school library for our students and families at OJCS.

Our Director of Library & Media Centre, Brigitte, supports literacy through ongoing collection development, book talks and programs for our students and the neighbouring preschools. Brigitte works with our teachers to provide each classroom with books to enhance a thematic unit, or for a student expressing a particular interest, and works collaboratively with classrooms teachers during library visits.

The library also welcomes teachers and parents looking for resources or just a quiet place of respite. Come in and relax on our comfy couches and read a good book

You can reach the library from Monday to Friday by calling 613-722-0020 ext. 2, or by email at

Better yet, why not check out the OJCS library…online!