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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Tax Benefits and Credits Info Clinics


It’s time to start thinking about Tax Planning!  For low to moderate income earners, there are many tax benefits and credits available through the Canadian Government.  
Find out about all that you can take advantage of to get a better refund on your income tax return. 
A bilingual officer from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will share information on tax-related topics such as:

  • Benefits and credits available  (GST/HST, Canada Child Benefit, Disability Tax Credit and more)
  • Medical Expenses
  • Plus topics for Seniors, Newcomers, and Persons with Disabilities
  • Free Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics coming in March and April.

Join us and bring your questions! 

Choose the date and location that works for you!  Registration recommended. Drop-ins welcome!

Greely, Wednesday, February 19, 6:30-8:00 pm
Emerald Plaza, Thursday, February 20, 6:30 -8:30 pm 
Hazeldean, Friday, February 21, 2-3:30 pm
North Gloucester, Saturday, February 22, 2-4 pm (en français)
Greenboro, Monday, February 24, 1:30-3:00 pm
Centennial, Monday, February 24, 6:30-8:00 pm
Alta Vista, Wednesday, February 26, 6:30-8:00 pm