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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:Closed

Branch Announcements

The Main branch will undergo two improvement periods. Services to the public will be affected as follows:

Phase 1: April 23 – Early June

  • The children’s section will be closed
  • There will be limited programming
  • Children can access computers in the adult section
  • There will be a limited children’s collection
  • The Health collection will move from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor

Phase 2: May 26 – Early July

  • No public computers on the 3rd floor
  • Limited access to microfilm
  • Limited access to magazines on the 3rd floor

The results of these improvements will be:

  • 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

 The book drop will be available during each improvement period.


120 Metcalfe
Ottawa K1P 5M2



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

Prendre sa place à Ottawa

July 28, 2014 - 2:30pm

Présente une vue d’ensemble des services du YMCA YWCA de la région de la capitale nationale, ci-inclus les services de l’Infocentre du nouvel arrivant, du Centre d’évaluation linguistique et de ressources et des Centres d’accès en emploi. Programme offert en collaboration avec Y-NIC. Inscription recommandée.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Prendre sa place à Ottawa

English Conversation Group (Monday) / Groupe de conversation en anglais (lundi)

July 28, 2014 - 5:00pm

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 (Monday) / Groupe de conversation en anglais (lundi)

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Meeting Rooms


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.

*Branch is closed Sundays from June 8 to August 31, 2014.