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Opening Hours

Hours for the week of Jan 17, 2022
Day of weekOpening times
MondayClosed
Tuesday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next system-wide closure: Feb 21, 2022

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branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.

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
Exterior of Rosemount branch

Transit Information

QUEEN / METCALFE ( 1228 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number6
16:38
16:38
17:08
Greenboro
SLATER / METCALFE ( 3008 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number16
16:30
17:00
17:30
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