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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Teen Book of the Week


The title of Melissa Walker's book, Unbreak My Heart, made me cringe, but the plot sure didn’t.  Two side-by-side storylines of the same girl’s life tell about Clem having her heart broken and healed.  Interestingly, Clem is the girl who has been bad and stolen her best friend’s boyfriend, and through the narration she shows how cheating is not always as black and white as it may seem.  The scenes are short and sweet, but may leave the reader wanting to know more.  A great summer read, it follows Clem on a family sailing trip, where she meets the boy who is able to heal her heart.  A good book to add to your beach bag!