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  • Main Branch
    120 Metcalfe

Opening Hours

Hours for the week of Jul 08, 2024
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

Next system-wide closure: Aug 05, 2024


  • Construction and Repair at the Main branch

    Starting Monday, June 3, the Main branch of Ottawa Public Library will be undergoing significant repairs to the building’s foundation.   

    The main entrance will be limited to one door only but will remain accessible.  

    The branch, collections, and all services will remain open and available throughout the construction. 

About The Branch

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branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents. This branch has a Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) used book store.

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

Branch Location

Nearest Branches

377 Rideau
Rideau branch
1049 Bank
Sunnyside branch
18 Rosemount
Rosemount branch