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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News for Businesses


The Ottawa Public Library has some great resources for business that are accessible from anywhere and don't require a personal visit to the library, which is great during these ‘WFH’ (work from home) days.
To keep up with current business news, try these free resources for access to magazines and newspapers:

Canadian Major Dailies
Eureka (for French news)
New York Times
RB Digital Magazines

Catch up on your business reading with OPL's eBook and audiobook services:
Overdrive: eBooks and Audiobooks
Cantook Station: French-language eBooks
Cloud Library: French Audiobooks

You can find other great business resources on the OPL Business web page.  From the OPL home page, click on Services, scroll down to Services by subject, and then select Business.  On the Business page, you will find:

  • Guide to Market Research
  • Guide to Starting a Business in Ontario
  • Directory of Business Services in Ottawa
  • Lists of books and websites on business topics

There is no reason to distance yourself from the extensive reading, learning and entertainment resources available online to all Ottawa Public Library cardholders. And there is no need to delay! you can  sign up for a temporary card here then contact InfoService by phone (613) 580-2940, Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm or by email and gain access to OPL’s eContent. 

Blog post contributed by Marlene from Nepean Centrepointe Branch