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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Computer Workshops Starting at the Main Branch


Our winter series of computer and technology workshops are beginning at the Main Branch this Saturday, January 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. starting with our Wikipedia Editing Workshop.  If you've ever used Wikipedia and found errors you wanted to correct, this is the workshop for you.  An experienced Wikipedia editoir will be on hand to help you register and show you how to edit Wikipedia entries.  

For those of you who are just new to computers or who feel there are significant gaps in your knowledge of computers and the internet, our seven week course A Guide to Computers and the Internet for Older Adults will be starting Tuesday, January 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will continue for 7 Tuesday mornings.  Topics covered will include an introduction to computers and using a mouse as well as  some basic text processing, saving and organizing files, using and searching the Internet, using the web-based email called Gmail and  basic internet and email safety.

For a list of all of our workshops please click on the link below.


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