• We are open!

    All branches, Bookmobile, and Homebound Services are open! Thank you for your understanding these past few days.

  • InfoService:

    Our InfoService phone line (613-580-2940) is experiencing high call volumes. Thank you for your patience.  

  • Holds and Late fees

    We recognize that many residents were impacted by the power outages. We will be extending all holds and waiving late fees until Wednesday September 26, end of day.

Welcome to Ottawa Public Library

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  • Events


Featured event

Bistro Marcil Lavallée - La Nouvelle Scène

Friday Sep 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

Featured event
Photo of Marc Lepine and his book Atelier

Library and Archives Canada, Alfred Pellan Room

Saturday Oct 20, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Image of Tom Wilson and Darell McLeod and their books

Christ Church Cathedral

Saturday Oct 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

Featured event
view of Bytown Museum with Parliament Hill in background


Wednesday Sep 26, 2018 at 6:30pm

Featured event


Saturday Sep 29, 2018 at 11:00am

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Saturday Sep 29, 2018 at 2:00pm

Featured event
Coins and Pens

Succursale Cumberland

Tuesday Oct 30, 2018 at 6:30pm