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Main

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:Closed

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

Programs and Events

Summer Family Storytime / Contes en famille en été

August 21, 2014 - 10:30am

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

Duration: 30 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Summer Family Storytime / Contes en famille en été

Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

August 21, 2014 - 4:00pm

Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans une ambiance conviviale et décontractée. / Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

English Conversation Group (Thursday) / Groupe de conversation en anglais (jeudi)

August 21, 2014 - 6:30pm

Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. 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 (Thursday) / Groupe de conversation en anglais (jeudi)

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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.