Atwater Library

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The Atwater Library seen from Atwater Avenue.

The Atwater Library is an independent community library in Westmount, Quebec, Canada. It is located at 1200 Atwater Avenue. It is a nonprofit organization, and a registered charity. It and was founded in 1828.[1]

The Atwater Library was home of the first Mechanics' Institute in Canada. It is also the oldest subscription library in Canada. The Atwater Library is also the last Mechanics' Institute building in Canada serving its original purpose. The Atwater Library of the Mechanics' Institute of Montreal was recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada in 2005.[2]

A branch of the Montreal Children's Library is located at Atwater Library.

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  1. ^ "About Us". Atwater Library and Computer Centre. 2009. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Atwater Library of the Mechanics' Institute of Montreal. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved July 29, 2011.

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Coordinates: 45°29′19.17″N 73°35′3.41″W / 45.4886583°N 73.5842806°W / 45.4886583; -73.5842806