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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


120 Metcalfe

Thursday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm


515 Côté

Thursday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm


310 Pères Blancs

Open next:
Thursday: 1:00 pm-6:00 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

Canadian Citizenship Process and Study guide

May 29, 2015 - 1:00pm

This session will explain policies from Citizenship and Immigration Canada concerning sponsorship eligibility, the process of applying and preparation for the test. Offered in partnership with the Lebanese and Arab Social Services Agency of Ottawa. Registration recommended.

Duration: 180 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Canadian Citizenship Process and Study guide

Evening Book Club

June 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. / SELECTIONS: January 5- The Dinner by Herman Koch / February 2 - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson / March 3 - Marianne by George Sand / April 13 - The Orenda by Joseph Boyden / May 4 - Open City by Teju Cole / June 1 - Reader's choice (Stefan Zweig short stories)

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Evening Book Club

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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.