A 56-year-old Ottawa man is facing a charge of possession of child pornography following an incident at a public library in early September, police say.

An Ottawa Public Library Centennial branch employee told police a man was looking at child pornography on his laptop on Sept. 5.

The 56-year-old man was charged on Thursday with one count of possession of child pornography. He was not known to police.

He was scheduled to appear in court Friday.