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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

Open next:
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Rosemount

18 Rosemount

Open next:
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Sunnyside

1049 Bank

Open next:
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Branch Announcements

The Main branch will undergo improvements starting Wednesday, November 12. As a result, RFID technology will be put in place and there will be a new service point.

The branch will be open while work is being done, however, the circulation desk will be relocated nearby on the first floor. The book drops will be available during the improvement period. Due to the reduced number of return bins and renovations, materials returned at the Main branch may not be processed on the same day and may still appear on your account after they have been returned. Returns will be back dated when checked in, in order to avoid fines.

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
  • Second-hand book sales
  • Battery recycling

What's Happening at Main

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Programs and Events

English Conversation Group / Groupe de conversation en anglais

December 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

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

Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

December 19, 2014 - 3:00pm

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? No

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

Employment Ontario Information Session

January 26, 2015 - 1:30pm

Learn about Ontario government programs for job seekers, such as Second Career, Ontario Self-Employment Benefits, Job Creation Partnership, Apprenticeship, and Youth Employment. Discover the free services and programs at your local Employment Ontario Centre. Offered in partnership with St. Lawrence Employment Service.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Employment Ontario Information Session

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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.