• Current In-Person Services


    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile schedule.

    MANDATORY:  Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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Find Resources in Your Community

Here’s a list of web resources for parents in Ottawa:

Logo Parenting in Ottawa Parenting in Ottawa:

Parenting in Ottawa is a new resource for parents created by Ottawa Public Health and its community partners. It was designed to make parenting in Ottawa a little bit easier. Browse our website to find information written by local health experts.


LogoCHEO Programs and Health Info – CHEO:

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is a pediatric health and research center providing outstanding family-centered patient care. To find information on their clinical services and programs, as well as useful injury prevention and health information, consult their website.


211 When you don't know where to turn Community Information Centre of Ottawa:

The Community Information Centre of Ottawa is a non-profit, bilingual organization that helps to connect people through multilingual mediated access to community, social, health and government services in their community.


First Words/ Premier mots First Words:

First Words is Ottawa’s Preschool Speech and Language program, which focuses on prevention, early identification and treatment of speech and language problems. Consult their website to find earning tool and use their online screening tool, the Communication Checkup.


PRC CRP parentresource.ca Ottawa Parent Resources Centre:

As a children’s charity, the Parent Resource Centre (PRC) is a leader in family support programs and comprehensive training for professionals. With a focus on child development, parent support, training and research, the PRC aims to have a lasting impact on the well-being of children.



Take a Prenatal Class


Is there a baby on the way? Sign up for a mini-series of three free small group prenatal classes led by an Ottawa Public Health Nurse.

Session 1:  Birth Basics – Confidence and Comfort
Session 2:  Breastfeeding Basics – Tips and Techniques
Session 3:  Baby Basics – Preparing for Parenthood

    Click here to see a list of the prenatal classes.

    To learn more visit http://www.ParentingInOttawa.ca . If you have questions, you can speak with a Public Health Nurse by calling the Ottawa Public Health Info Line at 613-PARENTS [613-727-3687] (TTY: 613-580-9656) or emailing Ottawa Public Health at ParentinginOttawa@ottawa.ca