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120 Metcalfe

  • Mondays:10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays:10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays:10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays:10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Fridays:10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays:10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays:1:00 p.m-5:00 p.m

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

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Programs and Events

A Guide to Computers and the Internet for Older Adults

September 23, 2014 - 10:00am

This seven week workshop designed for those aged 50+ introduces the participant to computers, a computer mouse, some basic text processing, saving and organizing files, using and basic searching of the Internet and using the web-based email called Gmail. No experience necessary. For information call InfoService at 613-580-2940.

Duration: 120 min

Registration required? Yes

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

Family Storytime / Contes en famille

September 23, 2014 - 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

Babytime / Bébés à la biblio

September 23, 2014 - 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

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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branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.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.