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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Make a Will – Law at the Library


November is Make a Will Month.  Learn about the importance of having a will and powers of attorney for you and your family. During Make a Will Month, lawyers who practice Trusts and Estate Law will speak at Ottawa Public Library branches about

  • the elements of a will
  • what happens if you don’t have one
  • what are powers of attorney
  • why they are important and special considerations to keep in mind when preparing your estate and care plans

Join us to learn how having a will and powers of attorney can help you and your family.   

Choose the date and location that works for you!  Registration recommended; drop-ins welcome. 

Thursday, November 1, 6:30-8:00 pm at Manotick Branch. Details and registration.
Saturday, November 3, 2:00-3:30 pm at Stittsville Branch. Details and registration.
Tuesday, November 6, 6:30-8:00 pm at Centennial Branch. Details and registration. 
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30-8:00 pm at Alta Vista Branch. Details and registration.
Saturday, November 17, 2:00-3:30 pm at Nepean Centrepointe Branch. Details and registration.
Wednesday, November 21, 6:30-8:00 pm at Rideau Branch. Details and registration.  
Thursday, November 29, 6:30-8:00 pm, Faire son testament in French at St-Laurent branch. Details and registration. 

These sessions are informational only and do not include legal advice.