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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Back to school we go!

I am too absolutely small for school

With the excitment of first week of school wearing off, some youngsters may be feeling a little let down or maybe they have had enough school already! If there is some going to school anxiety at your house here is a list of picture books to help with the transition. This is a list of picture books to help when children may be feeling a bit anxious about going to preschool or kindergarten for the first time or even moving from kindergarten to grade 1.

Back to schoolby Sunnyside_Library

Books to celebrate the beginning of a new school year