Current In-Person Services


OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details:

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops 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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Are you thinking of starting a small business?


Join us for workshops on how to start a business, how to open a food business in Ottawa, and how to do market research!

Market Research Techniques and Resources, Cumberland Branch, Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 pm

Starting a Business, Blackburn Hamlet, Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 pm

Opening a Food Business in Ottawa, Orleans Branch, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm

Starting a Business, Alta Vista Branch, Tuesday, May 8, 6:00 pm

Opening a Food Business in Ottawa, St-Laurent Branch, Thursday, May 17, 6:30 pm

Also explore and learn more about starting a business and doing market research using the many resources and links in the Guide to Market Research, Ottawa and the Guide to Starting a Business in Ontario