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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: Closed

Branch is closed Sundays from June 14 to September 6, 2015. /
La succursale est fermée le dimanche du 14 juin au 6 septembre 2015.

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Rosemount

18 Rosemount

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Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Contact

Address
120 Metcalfe
Ottawa K1P 5M2

Telephone:
613-580-2940

Email:
Main/Centrale@ottawa.ca

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Programs and Events

English Conversation Group / Groupe de conversation en anglais

July 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

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

July 3, 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

5 Day Video Training with Youth Active Media

July 6, 2015 - 10:00am

Use the latest video technology. Learn to create, shoot, edit & share! Tell a story. Make a difference. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact jessica.halsall@biblioottawalibrary.ca or 580-2424 x41470.

Duration: 300 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: 5 Day Video Training with Youth Active Media

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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 14 to September 6, 2015.