Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Emerald Plaza

Hours for the week of Sep 20, 2021
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
SundayClosed

Next holiday closure: Sep 30, 2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing is allowed, where these are available.
  • Check out passes to museums and parks.
  • Donate used books at open branches.
  • And more!

Masks are required to be worn in line outside of Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services or contact us by phone, email or chat.

  • 1547 Merivale
    OttawaOntario K2G 4V3
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    Public transit routes:
    80,86
Emerald Plaza Branch

Nearest branches

Nepean Centrepointe Branch
101 Centrepointe
Carlingwood Branch
281 Woodroffe
Alta Vista Branch
2516 Alta Vista
Transit next stop time
MEADOWLANDS / MERIVALE ( 4029 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number86
05:55
06:09
Tunney's Pasture
1755 MERIVALE ( 4492 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number80
05:02
05:28
Tunney's Pasture
1558 MERIVALE ( 4494 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number80
05:21
05:41
Barrhaven Centre

 

List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
Title Capacity Équipement Rates
Traszha Macdowall 40
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
Regular Room Rates
Boardroom 25
  • Projector
Regular Room Rates

Branch features

Conveniently located right in a shopping mall, the Emerald Plaza branch has a wide selection of popular titles. This bustling branch is the most visited among branches of comparable size; what keeps people coming back is the friendly staff and the personal touch offered by a neighbourhood branch.