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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Will it be the Toothbrush, the Walrus, or the Pencil?


If you’re looking to grow something stylish for this year’s Movember, but don’t know where to start, you might want to check out the following:


The Moustache Grower's Guide

Each entry in The Moustache Grower's Guide provides a description of a unique style (including famous people who have sported it), instructions for sculpting and grooming, and suggestions for accompanying attire. Moustaches are ranked from easiest to most difficult, and a note includes the approximate time it will take to grow a particular style.



The Bearded Gentleman


If all of our copies of The Moustache Grower's Guide are out, chapter 3 of The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face could help you out instead. It includes styling tips for a variety of moustaches, and if you feel like adding a beard to your look once Movember is over, this book will have you covered (literally).