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Hours this week
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Next holiday closure: Nov 11, 2016

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  • 3870 Old Richmond
    OttawaOntario K2H 5C4
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
  • The accessible parking at the branch will not be available from Tuesday, September 6 to November (date TBC), while improvements are being made.
  • The regular public entrance at the Centennial branch will not be available from Monday, September 12 to November (date TBC), inclusive, while improvements are being made.
  • The temporary entrance is located at the rear of the branch, and is not fully accessible. Please note, the rear door is not automated. And while there is a ramp up to the rear door, access may be difficult due to the raised threshold (bump) at the top of the ramp. Some customers may need staff assistance.
  • During the improvement period:
    • The branch will maintain regular branch hours.
    • An alternate book drop will be available.
    • The parking lot will be available. 


Book drop open 24 hours / Le poste de retour de livres est ouvert 24 heures sur 24
Credit cards/Interac Accepted / Cartes de crédit/Interac acceptés
Free parking / stationnement gratuit disponible
Wheelchair accessible / La succuresale est accessible

What's happening at Centennial

  • We had a great time this week with our very interactive monkey themed storytime.  We  acted like monkeys, sang about monkeys, guessed what monkey would do, and made a fun monkey craft. ACTION RHYME:   We started with 5...
  • On Friday and Saturday  October 10-11,  Centennial held a Sleepover Storytime for young customer's stuffed animals.  It was a HUGE success!  On Friday afternoon the children made blankets for their stuffies had a...
  • Nov 29, 2016
    It can sometimes seem difficult to eat healthy on a tight budget. In today’s class Registered Dietitian Chantal from Loblaws will show you tips and tricks to eat healthfully all while being budget conscious. This is a class for the whole...
  • Dec 17, 2016
    Stories, songs and a craft. Ages 3-6
  • Dec 22, 2016
    This workshop aims to help you with managing stress. We will explore the nature of stress, encourage you to become aware of your stressors and guide you to becoming better at managing stress and getting the help you need. For ages 13-20....
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Meeting room 40 Regular Room Rates

Branch features


Designed by architect Hans Stutz, this octagonal-shaped library opened in October 1967. The original 1,900 square foot building has undergone two octagonal additions, in 1970 and 1974, adding a meeting room and basement to the Library.

The Centennial branch has a long-standing commitment to providing quality children's programs and one of the longest running adult book clubs in the system.


Branch amenities