“Building Communities”

Co-Chaired by Richard W. Pound and W. David Angus, the second phase of the Capital Campaign aims to complete the renovation of our heritage building. Learn more

Latest News

Library’s Big Arched Windows are being Conserved

A generous anonymous donor and Parks Canada are providing funding for the conservation of the exterior of our main-floor arched windows on the facades facing Atwater Avenue and Tupper Street. These large windows are a key architectural feature of our heritage building.

Click here to see an announcement made by our Member of Parliament, Hon. Marc Garneau, on October 14, 2016.

More funds are required to complete the conservation of our windows and to do masonry repairs and cleaning.

We Need Your Support

Please consider making a gift to our organization. We are a registered charity and rely on donations for our community educational and cultural programs. You can give online through Canada Helps or make a donation by cheque (payable to Atwater Library), Visa or MasterCard.

Our 188th Birthday

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Our organization was established on November 21, 1828. In our vault we have the handwritten minutes of the first meeting, held on that date, and the digitized version is on the Archives page of this website. Moving with the times, we’ve changed our name, adopted new technologies, and responded to emerging needs. But all these years we’ve remained true to our founders’ vision of a well-educated and prosperous Montreal community.

Helping Communities Respond: Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence

The Atwater Library and Computer Centre is conducting important project funded by Status of Women Canada aimed at preventing and eliminating cyberviolence against girls and young women. Work started in 2014 and continues through 2017.

On September 26, 2016, Shanly Dixon, PhD, Co-Coordinator of our project, appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on the Status of Women as part of their study of Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada.

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Click here for more information.

Digital Literacy Project – Community Outreach

The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we foster positive digital citizenship and engage people in creative new media production. Since 2007 we have worked with over 50 partner organizations and schools and through them, more than 3,100 individuals of all ages and stages.

This fall we are partnering with Concordia University’s Department of Theatre for the fifth year in a row  – with students in a Theatre course called The Artist in Residence  – as well as Concordia graduate students with “The Right to the City: Cross-Disciplinary Pedagogy and the Politics of Montreal’s South-West.” We are helping the students create an online digital reflection of their experiences through social media, video and photography.

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