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 drawing contest


A special thank you to all the participants of the book cover drawing contest for your amazing drawings! They were all amazing and a beautiful addition to the Teen Zone. The Cumberland staff had a hard time choosing a winner. In fact, it was a tie between two! Stay tuned: we are planning more contests in the coming year... In the meantime, check out more teen art at our upcoming exhibit in the Teen Zone: