Ottawa Trans Library


The Ottawa Trans Library is a library and community space for trans and gender non-conforming folks. It consists of a lending library of trans and gender books and a free library of non-trans books. Visit us at 1104 Somerset St. West in Hintonburg. Our hours are:

Saturday 12 pm to 5pm

Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

Monday 3 pm to 7pm

Wednesday 3 pm to 7 pm

Friday 3 pm to 7 pm

In addition to our regular hours, we will be holding events at other times. For complete info, visit the library site at

You can also check out our front page appearance in the Ottawa Citizen.

The lending library consists of books by trans authors, as well as historical, important and interesting works on trans issues and people. I am also interested in acquiring transphobic titles. If you have a collection of trans books or periodicals gathering dust in your basement that you would consider deaccessioning (that’s a respectful term for “getting rid of”), please get in touch with me. We will also be building the collection through purchase.


The library has four separate sitting areas, a free coffee and tea station and free WiFi, of course. You don’t need to borrow a book. Meet your friends or talk to the librarian. A safe space with no pressure or judgments. There is only one rule: be respectful of others.


Here is the new online catalogue for the Ottawa Trans Library. The default search is keyword, but to access the advanced search and specific fields like title, author, tags etc. click on the arrow beside the search box. It is a dynamic collection and new titles are added regularly.