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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Who is YOUR favourite Canadian Author?


Some members of the Carlingwood Community told us their favourite Canadian authors...come and tell us yours too!  Or just check out our display to get some ideas for great Canadian books to read this year; it has books on display and a fabulous community generated "list" of amazing authors for you to search. We've also got a contest going on -- enter your favourite Canadian book, tell us why you love it and if we choose your entry, OPL swag will be yours!