Notice: St-Laurent Branch


The St-Laurent branch is closed due to a power outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • Hours of operation remain the same, except at Osgoode.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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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!