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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QR Code Scavenger Hunt at Cumberland Branch / Chasse au trésor en code QR à la succursale Cumberland


Get to know your library the fun way with a scavenger hunt for teens on March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland branch. Find and scan barcodes to solve riddles. Bring a device with WiFi and your library card or team up with others who have. Many prizes to win! Registation at

Here’s a sneak peek: try solving the riddle imbedded in the blog post...

Apprends à connaître ta bibliothèque grâce à une chasse au trésor pour les ados le 16 mars à 19h à la succursale Cumberland. Trouve et scanne des codes-barres pour résoudre les énigmes. Apporte un appareil avec WiFi et ta carte de bibliothèque. Si tu n’en possèdes pas, tu pourras te joindre à une équipe. Plusieurs prix à gagner! Inscris-toi :

Pour avoir un petit avant-goût, résous l’énigme qui accompagne ce billet de blogue…