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 Exam Cram - Therapy Dog Visits


OPL has partnered with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs and Ottawa Therapy Dogs Ottawa to offer dog therapy programs at various branches during the June teen exam period. The dog therapy programs will offer teens a chance to meet and interact with therapy dogs, and to de-stress while they are studying for their exams.


In addition to helping teens, the dog therapy programs are available to all individuals who might be experiencing stress, anxiety or who are going through a difficult time.


Teens can also beat exam stress by studying in OPL branches during Teen Exam Cram, June 5-25, and even be rewarded with a treat!


Best of luck on your exams!