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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 14 to September 6, 2015. /
La succursale est fermée le dimanche du 14 juin au 6 septembre 2015.

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Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm

Sunnyside

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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:
Main/Centrale@ottawa.ca

Branch Features

What's Happening at Main

News

Open Web Application Security: A Debate

The Open Web Application Security (OWASP) June 9th event at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be new and different, again! This time we are having a lively and informative debate about bug bounty and white hat programs!

Learn more about: Open Web Application Security: A Debate

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Programs and Events

A Guide to Computers and the Internet for Older Adults

May 26, 2015 - 10:00am

This seven week workshop designed for those aged 50+ introduces the participant to computers, a computer mouse, Windows, some basic text processing, saving and organizing files, using and searching the Internet, using the web-based email called Gmail and covers basic internet and email safety. No experience necessary. For more information, call 613-580-2424, x32152.

Duration: 120 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: A Guide to Computers and the Internet for Older Adults

Family Storytime / Contes en famille (Session 3)

May 26, 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 3)

Babytime / Bébés à la biblio (Session 3)

May 26, 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 3)

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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.