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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Career Reboot Group 


Career Reboot Group at Ottawa Public Library has another great season of workshops helping job seekers and career changers.  The topics vary from one-on-one help on resumes, networking, and job searching techniques; to interactive seminars with practice in interviewing, job etiquette, and networking; to tips about working for the government. These free sessions are provided by career coaches and advisors.  The sessions are facilitated by enthusiastic volunteers.  
Come with your questions and join us!

Coaches Corner: Job Coaching One-on-One
Bring your job-search challenges and questions and get guidance and resources from a career coach.
 Emerald Plaza branch, September 23, 6:30 pm

Networking for Accelerated Job Searching
We'll talk about how to use networking for your job search.  Join Len Fardella of Peter's New Jobs for an interesting evening!
Beaverbrook branch, September 30, 6:30 pm

Applying for a Job with the City of Ottawa Municipal Government.
Matt Graham, a former Hiring Manager at the City of Ottawa, shares insider tips on how to apply and  how to distinguish yourself.    
Emerald Plaza branch, October 7, 6:30 pm

Practicing Natural Networking
Networking doesn’t have to be stressful. Facilitator Andrew McCallum will lead you through a series of practical exercises to help networking feel more natural.
Beaverbrook branch, October 28, 6:30 pm

Tips for Job Success
Join a career advisor from Agilec for an interactive discussion on what improves your ability to be successful in finding and retaining a job and in succeeding in a job.
Orleans branch, November 4, 6:30 pm

Insider Tips on Working for the Federal Government
Public Servant Andrew McCallum will answer questions you may have about working for the Federal Government.
Emerald Plaza branch, November 18, 6:30 pm

Resume Help One-on-One
Employment advisors from the Community Employment Resource Centre will look at your resume and offer advice.
Beaverbrook branch, November 25, 6:30 pm

Interview Skills
Join this interactive session where you'll be given advice that will help you approach interviews with confidence.
Orleans branch, December 2, 6:30 pm