NOTICE:

The Main branch parking elevator is out of service. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Main

Hours for the week of Feb 19, 2018
Day of weekOpening times
MondayClosed
Tuesday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next holiday closure: Mar 30, 2018

  • 120 Metcalfe
    OttawaOntario K1P 5M2
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
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What's happening at Main

09/02/2018
Are you interested in learning more about mac computers and operating systems? On February...
Blog entry
05/02/2018
This week, in association with the embassies of Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Peru, the...
Blog entry
The Ottawa Art Gallery and ArtWise, OAG's volunteer council of older adults, invite you to attend a lively and informative conversation on the science and...

Main

Monday Mar 12, 2018 at 6:00pm

Join the Multicultural Bookclub to discuss some of the world's best literature! We begin each session with an overview of the book, discuss the context...

Main

Thursday Mar 15, 2018 at 4:00pm / until Jun 21, 2018

Join us for Heritage Ottawa's 2018 Phillips Memorial Lecture. Senator Serge Joyal will discuss the transformative effects of World War I on Canada and on...

Main

Wednesday Feb 28, 2018 at 7:00pm

List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
Title Capacity Rates Note Book this room
Room B125 35 Regular Room Rates Includes a whiteboard (no markers). Does not include cords, laptop, or technical assistance. There is no screen in the room , but it is possible to project onto the wall.
Auditorium 189 Auditorium Rates Includes a podium and microphone. If you require a table in the lobby please add to the note field. Does not include cords, a laptop or technical assistance. There is no screen in the auditorium, but it is possible to project onto the wall.
Room B125 35 Regular Room Rates Includes a whiteboard (no markers). Does not include cords, laptop, or technical assistance. There is no screen in the room , but it is possible to project onto the wall.
Auditorium 189 Auditorium Rates Includes a podium and microphone. If you require a table in the lobby please add to the note field. Does not include cords, a laptop or technical assistance. There is no screen in the auditorium, but it is possible to project onto the wall.

Branch features

The hub of the 33-branch OPL system, the Main branch the largest library in the system, with the greatest selection of material of all kinds and the most public access Internet stations in the city. Located downtown in the heart of the business and government communities, the Main branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.

The Main branch received these improvements in 2014.

  • Renovated children’s area including a new floor plan with improved sight lines
  • Furniture upgrades
  • Increased public space on the 3rd floor
  • Consolidation of all bookable public internet computers for adults, on the 3rd floor
  • RFID technology installation
  • New point of service