Notice: St-Laurent Branch


The St-Laurent branch is closed due to a power outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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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Laws Protecting Older Adults


Older adults make up a growing proportion of Ontario’s population and they have unique legal issues and needs. Lawyers take a different approach and require additional expertise in order to provide the best help possible to older adults with real estate, human rights, income security, family law and all other practices of law.

Although sometimes difficult topics to discuss, we also consider the need for powers of attorney, wills and estates, and protection from financial abuse as we age.

Learn about the rights and responsibilities of older adults and those who care for them under Ontario law in these presentations by the Elder Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association. 

Check out these additional resources available online through the Ottawa Public Library website: