• 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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The Art of Books


We have been inspired by picture book illustrators to create our own artworks, and see what we created! We had an exhibition of our work last Saturday of work that children aged 8-12 have created during the Saturday afternoon program, The Art of Books. Each session, we looked at the technique used by illustrators such as Lois Ehlert, Leo Lionni and Eric Carle, and then we experimented using their methods. The children enjoyed being creative and the results were impressive. Good work, everyone!