Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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The Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library is hosting its second annual BiblioCon, a celebration of all things comics, and geek culture. BiblioCon will include vendors, superhero storytime, a booksmack, crafts, face painting, button making, picture taking with a green screen and presentations by graphic novel experts. This event is free and open to all ages. Wear a costume and participate in the masquerade and parade! 

You won’t want to miss this event! BiblioCon is happening on Saturday, April 27 at the Main branch. The fun begins at 11 am but will continue throughout the day!


11 am - Storytime with Special Guests from The Ladies Who Trek


12 pm - Masquerade and parade around the library


12:30 pm - Build Hogwarts Castle and make a wand 


1 pm - Booksmack


2 pm - BiblioCon Presents: Graphic Novels: From Yesterday to Today

Philippe Leblanc, Canadian Comics journalist, gives an entertaining presentation on the history of the graphic novel: prehistory to today.


3 pm - BiblioCon Presents: Author/Illustrator Von Allan Author

Von Allan discusses the ins and outs of comic creation in a way that is sure to interest readers and aspiring creators alike!