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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:
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm

Sunnyside

1049 Bank

Open next:
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm

Rosemount

18 Rosemount

Open next:
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 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
  • Second-hand book sales
  • Battery recycling

What's Happening at Main

Programs and Events

Family Storytime / Contes en famille (Session 1)

January 27, 2015 - 10:30am

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien.

Duration: 30 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Family Storytime / Contes en famille (Session 1)

Babytime / Bébés à la biblio (Session 1)

January 27, 2015 - 1:30pm

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies and a parent or caregiver. 0-18 months. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les bébés et un parent ou gardien. 0-18 mois.

Duration: 30 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Babytime / Bébés à la biblio (Session 1)

Préparation à la demande de citoyenneté canadienne

January 27, 2015 - 2:00pm

L’atelier touche à plusieurs aspects de l’application à la citoyenneté canadienne dont : les critères d’admissibilité, les documents à obtenir pour démontrer les compétences requises, la préparation du formulaire d’application et les différents documents de support à inclure dans l’application. Programme offert en collaboration avec l'Infocentre du nouvel arrivants du YMCA-YWCA de la région de la capitale nationale (Y-NIC). Inscription recommandée.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Préparation à la demande de citoyenneté canadienne

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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.