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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Mellow Out!


If you're not feeling quite like yourself these days, you're not alone.

Ottawa Public Health recently released a survey that found that one in three Ottawa students in grades 7 to12 reported elevated levels of psychological distress, over a quarter had been bullied on school property, and 12 per cent considered suicide in the past year.  

Check out the Mental Health Booklist full of real life reads, novels and advice books for teens. You can also take a look at the Teen Health and Wellness database for more stories, info and advice.

To learn more about the Ottawa data and mental health promotion and suicide prevention programming and services for children and youth, visit or call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744 (TTY: 613-580-9656). You can also connect with OPH on

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Twitter (@ottawahealth) for the latest public health information.