Main

All branches are closed on Sundays from June 10, 2018 to September 2, 2018, inclusive.
Hours for the week of Jun 18, 2018
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
SundayClosed

Next holiday closure: Jul 02, 2018

  • 120 Metcalfe
    OttawaOntario K1P 5M2
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    Public transit routes:
    4,16,19,44,94,95,97,99
Main / Centrale photo

Nearest branches

Rideau photo
377 Rideau
Sunnyside photo
1049 Bank
Rosemount photo
18 Rosemount
Transit next stop time
ALBERT / METCALFE ( 3001 )
Bus number Time Direction

4
05:43
06:13
06:43
Southbound

16
Westbound

19
06:30
07:00
Westbound

44
06:16
06:46
07:16
Northbound

61
05:07
05:39
06:09
Westbound

62
06:50 Westbound

85
05:15
05:45
06:15
Westbound

86
06:10
06:40
07:13
Westbound

87
Northbound

94
06:20
06:50
Westbound

95
03:40
04:11
04:40
Westbound

97
03:55
04:25
04:55
Westbound

98
Northbound

106
Westbound
SLATER / METCALFE ( 3008 )
Bus number Time Direction

4
05:40
06:10
06:40
Northbound

16
Eastbound

19
Eastbound

44
06:40
07:10
Southbound

61
05:09
05:46
06:16
Eastbound

62
06:32 Eastbound

85
05:00
05:30
06:00
Eastbound

86
06:10
06:20
06:40
Eastbound

87
Southbound

94
06:58 Eastbound

95
03:47
04:17
04:47
Eastbound

97
04:17
04:47
04:59
Eastbound

98
Southbound

106
Eastbound
  • Book drop open 24 hours / Le poste de retour de livres est ouvert 24 heures sur 24Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit cards/Interac Accepted / Cartes de crédit/Interac acceptésCredit cards/Interac Accepted
  • Wheelchair accessible / La succuresale est accessibleWheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless accessWireless Access
  • Refreshments availableRefreshments
  • Second-hand book salesSecond-hand book sales
  • Battery recyclingBattery recycling
  • Scanner
  • Lecteur pour microfilms et microfichesMicrofilm/microfiche reader

Events at Main

Saturday, June 23, 2018

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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. Please note that no food or beverages can be consumed in the Auditorium. Light refreshments are allowed only outside of the Auditorium.
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. Please note that no food or beverages can be consumed in the Auditorium. Light refreshments are allowed only outside of the Auditorium.

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