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 Summer Reading Launch Parties


  Come out and celebrate the start of our summer-long Teen Summer Reading program at a library branch near you! Six branches across the city are holding book exchanges to mark the launch of summer reading. Each branch is doing something a little different so check out the program listings below:

Saturday, June 25th

Ruth E. Dickinson branch (100 Malvern) - Saturday, June 25th – 2:30pm

Cumberland branch (1599 Tenth Line) - Saturday, June 25th - 3:00pm

Tuesday, June 28th

Carlingwood branch (281 Woodroffe) - Tuesday, June 28th - 5:00pm

Thursday, June 30th

Main branch (120 Metcalfe) Thursday, June 30th – 3:00pm

Nepean Centrepointe branch (101 Centrepointe)  Thursday, June 30th - 4:00pm

Beaverbrook branch (2500 Campeau) Thursday, June 30th - 5:00pm