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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Spring has arrived at Rideau


Rideau's cherry tree is a tough downtown resident ; despite the cool weather this weekend and several frost advisorys, its colourful blossums are announcing to all passer-bys that yes, Spring is actually here! This will certainly be welcome news to gardeners who are itching to get outside.

The OPL is full of resources for gardeners, current and future. The list below is a small offering of the resources which are currently available at Rideau Branch. 

Image: The New Ontario Naturalized Garden

The New Ontario Naturalized Garden

The Complete Guide to Using Native Plants
By Johnson, Lorraine
Image: Grow Gardeners

Grow Gardeners

Kid-tested Gardening With Children : A 4 Step Approach
By Biggs, Emma
Image: Votre ferme en ville

Votre ferme en ville

le guide urbain de la culture du potager et du petit élevage
By Taylor, Lisa
Image: Thrifty Gardening

Thrifty Gardening

From the Ground up
By Harris, Marjorie
Image: Aromatiques en pots

Aromatiques en pots

By Vialard, Noémie
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Mark Cullen's Ontario Gardening

How to Get the Most From your Garden With Canada's Bestselling Gardening Expert
By Cullen, Mark

Canadian Gardening