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377 Rideau

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Nearest branches


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Tuesday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm


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Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm


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Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm


377 Rideau
Ottawa K1N 5Y6



Branch Features

  • Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit cards/Interac Accepted
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access
  • Heritage building
  • Battery recycling
  • Chromebooks available

What's Happening at Rideau

Programs and Events

Clowning Workshop with A Company of Fools

July 28, 2015 - 10:30am

Learn the basics of theatrical clowning through silly games and imaginary situations. The emphasis is on learning to be big, silly and to embrace our inner ridiculousness. Plus, everyone gets their very own clown nose to take home! Ages 7-12. Registration required.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Clowning Workshop with A Company of Fools

Pen and Paper Group

July 28, 2015 - 6:30pm

Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

Duration: 120 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Pen and Paper Group

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About Rideau

The Rideau branch has the atmosphere of a heritage library with all the modern conveniences. One of the older libraries in the city, the Rideau branch is close to shopping and restaurants in the Byward Market and the Rideau Street corridor. The branch was opened in 1934 by former Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden and has maintained its old world charm.