With its collection of nearly 160,000 items, 300,000 annual loans, 64 hours of public access per week and highly qualified staff, Town of Mount Royal’s Reginald J. P. Dawson Library is one of the top libraries in Quebec.

Its primary mission is to meet the information and other reading needs of the Town’s residents – be they children or adults – in English and French. The library offers a wide range of services and provides its users not only with Internet workstations but also art and other exhibits.

Reginald J. P. Dawson Library is a member of the Quebec Public Library Association (Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec - ABPQ).

Important notice to our members: September 29, 2015

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, the library will update its information system and online catalogue. While it will remain open during its regular opening hours, not all services will be available.

Services suspended for the day:

  • Loans, renewals, reservations and memberships
  • Catalogue (OPAC), ZonesL


Services still available:

  • Book and document returns
  • Reference (without access to the catalogue)
  • WiFi network
  • Public Internet workstations (using a temporary password available at the counter)


We regret any inconvenience this exceptional situation may cause and we thank you for your understanding.

Growing with the community

Founded in 1952, the library moved to its current facility on Graham Boulevard in 1967. Several years later, in 1976, the library was named in honour of mayor Reginald J. P. Dawson, who was then celebrating his 25th year in office. The library was computerized in 1998. In 2012 and 2013, the library expands, going from 1,700 sq meters to 3,100 sq meters and offering its clientele an environment that is better lit, more user-friendly and highly functional.

Services and information

  • Looking for a book or other item or looking to renew your loans? Use our online catalogue (2010 version (ZonesL) / previous version) with your library card number (login) and password ready.
  • For ebooks and audiobooks, visit us on e-Bibliotheca.
  • Like to keep on top of the latest literary trends? Take a look at our reading suggestions or ask to receive news from us by email!
  • Planning on visiting us? Have a look at our opening hours.


If you have a question about using the library or are seeking any other type of assistance, please contact us.

Reginald J. P. Dawson Library

1967 Graham Blvd. - H3R 1G9
Tel.: 514-734-2967 (adult section)
Tel.: 514-734-2973 (children’s section)
Fax: 514-734-3089