Bibliothèque Mordecai-Richler

Last updated March 28, 2024
5434 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V 4G7

At the Bibliothèque Mordecai-Richler, you can borrow books and other documents free of charge. See our schedules, activities and services.


The Bibliothèque du Mile End occupies the former Church of the Ascension, which was built in 1910. In 2015, it was renamed Mordecai Richler after the internationally renowned Montréal author who won two Governor General’s Awards (1968 and 1971).

It has a large collection of documents including major collections of novels, comic books and children’s books as well as an art hive, an activity room and computer stations.

Ruche d’art

The Ruche d’art is a charming little space where all residents can discover the pleasure of creating and sharing their know-how while having fun. Come  - and come back! – to practice crafts, visual art, knitting, sewing and much more!

Digital library

The Montréal public libraries network has more and more to offer through its digital loan platform, which includes books, newspapers, language classes, music and games. Once a month, your librarians share their favourite digital picks. Kids, adults, themes… there’s something for everyone, seven days a week, 24 hours a day! Learn more


  • The library offers materials in adapted formats, including large print books, ePUB or MP3 digital formats and DVDs with audio description or subtitles
  • Wheelchair loans on site
  • Thehome library service is available to all residents with limited mobility
  • Outdoor book return chute available
  • Two pedal desks for children
  • Handicaped parking in front of the library
  • Read about all the accessible services in the brochureDes Bibliothèques pour tous (in French) produced in partnership with the organizationKéroul (readKeroul’s 2019 analysisof the Bibliothèque du Plateau-Mont-Royal).

New teamwork room

Mordecai-Richler library patrons can use and reserve our new teamwork room! A Montreal library membership is required to use the room. This beautiful space is also used as a reading room open to all at certain times of the week. For more information or to make a reservation, call 514-872-2141 or come and see us on site.

Loans of outdoor equipment

You can borrow snowshoes, sleds, ice cleats and walking sticks at the library. See the catalogue (in French) to view inventory.

You can find more information about the library on the Biblios du Plateau Facebook page.

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  • Air conditioning
  • Changing table
  • Drinking fountain
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Washroom


  • Elevator


Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)
  • Debit card


Visit the French page to see other events at this location.


Bibliothèque Mordecai-Richler
5434 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, QC H2V 4G7