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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Garden this fall with OPL!


The joy and work of gardening is neverending. The wondrous turning of the seasons brings on new beauty but also new tasks, new approaches to try, and more rewards to harvest. Gardening requires a mix of labour, love, and learning and Ottawa Public Library is here to keep your garden passion growing.

To conclude our series on gardening, OPL is offering three programs in September to help you with your fall gardening. In these programs, you can learn how to save seeds, preserve your harvest, get your garden ready for winter, and more!

  • Learn how to collect, save, and store seeds with Seed Saving and Storage with Rebecca Last on Wednesday, September 2 at 12 noon.
  • Learn different techniques to preserve your harvest with Preserving the Harvest with Rebecca Last on Wednesday, September 9 at 12 noon.

For more tips on gardening, check out these books from our collection!  

Gardening / Jardinageby Jill_Biblio