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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Influential artist David Bowie died after a courageously hard fought & long battle with cancer, a frustrating disease that still continues to affect us all regardless of status, age, gender, nationality, wealth, or success.  In addition to his music, Bowie was a noted man of Books who said that “when I'm relaxed what I do is read” furthermore that a good week was one in which the Starman pored through “three or four books”Read about the Icon, who often toured with a personal travelling library of books, & continue to support our collective need to fight cancer.  Remember: it’ll be Hunky dory!  

David Bowieby AENFLibrarian

1947-2016 Musician. Actor. Icon. Artist.