Special measures (COVID-19): October 2020

The Town will close the following buildings to the public for 28 days as of October 1: the Rec, the Pierre Laporte pool and the library. All activities (courses, workshops, family swims, etc.) will be suspended at these three locations until at least October 28. Read our news item for more details.

Contactless pick-up service by appointment

Until October 28 inclusive, documents can be borrowed by appointment only. To make a request, please email us at library@town.mount-royal.qc.ca, or call us at 514 734-2967 during regular opening hours. Please return all documents in the chute at the Sherwood Crescent entrance.

The most up-to-date information on the library's opening hours and its procedures during the pandemic can be consulted via its online catalogue: catalog.ville.mont-royal.qc.ca.

Located at 1967 Graham Boulevard, the Reginald J. P. Dawson Library is a member of the Quebec Public Library Association (Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec - ABPQ). Access our catalogue to do a research or to login to your account.

Regular opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00 – 21:00
  • Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday: Noon – 17:00

You can return books and other items even when the library is closed. The return chute is located on the south side of the building, near Sherwood Crescent.

eBooks: available 24/7

Borrow eBooks in English and French, in ePub or PDF format, at reginald-jp-dawson.pretnumerique.ca.

Come visit us!

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.

Bilingual, dynamic and web-friendly, it offers a wide range of services and provides its users not only with Internet workstations but also art and other exhibits.

Register for activities

Our library hosts numerous activities for users of all ages, season after season. Register for them via Eventbrite.

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.

Opening hours


Reginald J. P. Dawson Library

    1967 Graham Boulevard Mont-Royal,  H3R 1G9