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Volunteering with the Ottawa Public Library


To apply for a volunteer position at the Ottawa Public Library, please visit the City of Ottawa’s volunteer portal at Once there, you can search by branch, location or interest. You will be prompted to set up an Volunteer2 account, and the relevant branch will contact you if your profile matches their needs. For further information about the types of opportunities that might be available, visit  

You may also be interested in opportunities with the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA). FOPLA runs the Ottawa Public Library’s second-hand book stores and other fundraising initiatives. Visit the FOPLA volunteer page to learn more about their application process!