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120 Metcalfe

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Branch is closed Sundays from June 8 to August 31, 2014.

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Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Sunnyside

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Open next:
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Rosemount

18 Rosemount

Open next:
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Contact

Address
120 Metcalfe
Ottawa K1P 5M2

Telephone:
613-580-2940

Email:
Main/Centrale@ottawa.ca

Branch Features

  • Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit cards/Interac Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access
  • Refreshments
  • Second-hand book sales
  • Battery recycling

What's Happening at Main

Programs and Events

English Conversation Group / Groupe de conversation en anglais

March 6, 2015 - 1:30pm

Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. Offered in partnership with Frontier College. / Améliorez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: English Conversation Group / Groupe de conversation en anglais

Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

March 6, 2015 - 3:00pm

Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. / Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

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Meeting Rooms

Auditorium

Capacity: 189
Information: 613-580-2940

Room B125

Capacity: 45
Information: 613-580-2940

About Main

The hub of the 33-branch OPL system, the Main branch the largest library in the system, with the greatest selection of material of all kinds and the most public access Internet stations in the city. Located downtown in the heart of the business and government communities, the Main branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.

The Main branch received these improvements in 2014.

  • Renovated children’s area including a new floor plan with improved sight lines
  • Furniture upgrades
  • Increased public space on the 3rd floor
  • Consolidation of all bookable public internet computers for adults, on the 3rd floor
  • RFID technology installation
  • New point of service

*Branch is closed Sundays from June 8 to August 31, 2014.