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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Ready to make a difference?


Consider the following questions when looking for a volunteer opportunity:

Does it require a long-term commitment or is it just for a day or a week?

How far are you willing to travel?

Do you have other commitments (hobbies/sports) in your schedule that might conflict?

What are your talents?

Do you love to work with kids? 

Do you like working alone or with others?

Want to be able to use your creative flair? 

Take your time, think about what you REALLY want to do. Then find a volunteer opportunity in the comfort of your own home. Volunteer Ottawa has a list of sites and jobs just for teens. 

Happy volunteering!