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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

Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm

Sunnyside

1049 Bank

Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm

Rosemount

18 Rosemount

Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 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
  • Chromebooks available

What's Happening at Main

News

Exploring Embodiment through Orange is the New Black

Join us on Thursday, March 26 for the first lecture in the Public Intellectual Lecture Series, offered through a partnership between Carleton University Department of English and Literature and the Ottawa Public Library. Prof.

Learn more about: Exploring Embodiment through Orange is the New Black

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Programs and Events

Babytime / Bébés à la biblio (Session 2)

March 31, 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 2)

Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs

March 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

Get tutoring and homework help. In partnership with Frontier College. / Recevez du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires. Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs

Adult Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs pour adultes

March 31, 2015 - 5:00pm

Get tutoring and homework help. In partnership with Frontier College. / Recevez du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires. Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Adult Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs pour adultes

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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.