• Notice: Closure for Family Day

    Monday, February 17, Ottawa Public Library will be closed for Family Day, 

  • Database Maintenance Notice: Sunday, February 16

    Customers will be unable to access their account or place holds for a brief period Sunday evening and search results will gradually improve over the course of the day on Monday. We apologize for the incovenience.  

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Photo of Orion Starblast 4.5 reflector telescope

The Telescope is an Orion Starblast 4.5 Reflector Telescope – it is a fully functioning telescope, designed with the beginning astronomer in mind. 

7-day loan, holds allowed

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Scan, edit and print your photos, slides and documents using our image scanning workstation. Includes a photo printer and scanner. There is a charge for printing on photo paper. 

Nepean Centrepointe

Archive and preserve artifacts, products and items as color 3D data and scan objects.

Nepean Centrepointe

The Epilog Helix laser cutter utilises a high powered laser to make precision cuts and engravings in a variety of materials, such as paper, wood, acrylic and glass. It has a table size 24" x 18". It has the ability to engrave or cut cylindrical items, like bottles or glasses with the Rim-Drive Rotary Attachment. 


Featured event

Bistro Marcil Lavallée - La Nouvelle Scène, 333 Avenue King Edward

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 at 5:00pm

Featured event


Wednesday Feb 19, 2020 at 6:30pm

Featured event


Saturday Feb 22, 2020 at 2:00pm

Emerald Plaza

Monday Feb 17, 2020 at 10:30am / until Jun 22, 2020

Banner for parenting programs


Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 at 10:00am / until May 26, 2020


Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 at 10:15am / until Mar 05, 2020


Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 at 10:15am


Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 at 10:15am / until May 26, 2020

Rosemount Temporary Location (Hintonburg Community Centre)

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 at 10:15am / until Mar 10, 2020


Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 at 10:30am / until Mar 10, 2020

Ruth E. Dickinson

Tuesday Feb 18, 2020 at 10:45am / until Feb 20, 2020