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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What’s cooler than cool? Ice-cold Canadiana!


In 2014, BookNet Canada found that only 30% of Library Users polled had read a book authored by a Canadian or about Canadian subjects in the previous year as compared to 21% of Non-Library Users, which is why Cool Canadiana & Cool Canadiana Two increase the discoverability & enhance your awareness of new & noteworthy Canadian content to the Ottawa Public Library.  Need help finding more Canadian authors, Subjects of Canadianisms, or looking for the CanLit Canon, please ask an Ottawa Public Library staff at the Service Hub who will be pleased to assist you!  Your Collection feedback always welcome, eh?

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Explore Canada!

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There's even more to explore!