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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.

Nearest branches

Rideau

377 Rideau

Open next:
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Rosemount

18 Rosemount

Open next:
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunnyside

1049 Bank

Open next:
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Contact

Address
120 Metcalfe
Ottawa K1P 5M2

Telephone:
613-580-2940

Email:
MainBorrowerServices@ottawa.ca

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

News

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

Worker’s Rights

October 31, 2014 - 11:00am

The University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic will present this workshop on workers’ rights, focusing on the Employment Standards Act and Human Rights at Work. Offered in partnership with the University of Ottawa Legal Clinic. Registration recommended.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Worker’s Rights

English Conversation Group / Groupe de conversation en anglais

October 31, 2014 - 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

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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

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