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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: Closed

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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Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Contact

Address
120 Metcalfe
Ottawa K1P 5M2

Telephone:
613-580-2940

Email:
Main/Centrale@ottawa.ca

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Programs and Events

Summer Family Storytime / Contes en famille d'été

August 4, 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: Summer Family Storytime / Contes en famille d'été

Family Fun Drop-in! / Jouons en famille !

August 5, 2015 - 10:30am

Staff will make games and books available for you to share with your children. For children 3 years and younger. Drop-in. / Jeux et livres seront mis à votre disposition pour vous amuser avec vos tout-petits. Pour enfants de 3 ans et moins. Aucune inscription requise.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Family Fun Drop-in! / Jouons en famille !

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branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.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