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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Want to be a Writer? Part 2


Interested in writing? Thanks to the internet, there are a ton of resources out there to help you. There are websites where you can share your passion, work on your writing and learn tips and tricks to master the craft and get published, whether it’s fiction non-fiction or poetry.  Here are just a few suggestions of places to get started:

Take a look at, they have amazing writing contests, live chats and more.  Several branches subscribe to Teen Ink, a teen literary magazine that also has its own website (

If you’re looking to connect with some real live people, Nepean Centrepointe has a Teen Writing Club just getting started and are meeting again on Monday, Sept. 24th.  For more info contact

Write On!