Jean-Leon Allie Library and Archives
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Help preserve a piece of history. Adopt a book.

Established on April 27, 1937, as the University of Ottawa's seminary library, today the Jean-Léon Allie Library is the largest theological library in Canada. It is a true national treasure, housing an exceptional theological collection—one of the largest in North America—that includes over 10,000 rare books, 14 incunabula, and books dating back to 1472.

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With time, some items in the collection have become damaged. You can help the library in its mission to preserve these pieces of history for generations to come by adopting a book.* For more information please contact us at

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*A dedication in your name will be inscribed in the book in recognition of your contribution. Minimum donation $150. Tax receipts available.