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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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: