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120 Metcalfe

  • Mondays:10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays:10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays:10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Fridays:10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays:10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays:1:00 p.m-5:00 p.m

Branches Nearby


120 Metcalfe
Ottawa K1P 5M2



Branch Features

  • Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit Cards/Interac Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access
  • Refreshments available
  • Used book store

What's Happening at Main


Health DVDs for Seniors

Here are a few DVDs that may be of interest to seniors -- I was just organizing the dispaly of DVDs at Carlingwood and came across these -- they look good.  Check them out!

Learn more about: Health DVDs for Seniors

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Programs and Events

CANCELLED--Doing Research from a Distance

October 25, 2014 - 10:00am

Outreach Officer Stewart Boden will provide a comprehensive tour of the Archives of Ontario website. He will also discuss the Microfilm Interloan program to access Archives of Ontario collections from a distance.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: CANCELLED--Doing Research from a Distance

Clutter Busting - Eliminating the Clutter!

October 25, 2014 - 11:00am

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn various methods to help eliminate clutter and organize their home or workplace. Presented by Steve Gingras.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Clutter Busting - Eliminating the Clutter!

Halloween Craft Cart / Atelier brico d’Halloween

October 25, 2014 - 1:00pm

Drop in and craft something scary! (But not too scary...) / Viens faire un tour à la bibliothèque pour créer quelque chose d’effrayant ! (Enfin, pas trop…)

Duration: 180 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Halloween Craft Cart / Atelier brico d’Halloween

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Meeting Rooms


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

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