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Hours for the week of Nov 12, 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
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next holiday closure: Dec 25, 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

10
06:18
06:33
06:48
Southbound

11
06:22
06:37
06:52
Westbound

22
05:50
06:00
06:15
Inbound

30
05:31
05:49
06:07
Westbound

33
05:41
05:55
06:10
Westbound

34
05:50
06:05
06:20
Inbound

38
05:50
06:18
06:31
Inbound

44
06:10
06:01
06:28
Northbound

45

61
06:00
06:20
06:34
Westbound

62
06:49
07:19
07:49
Westbound

63
Inbound

64
Inbound

85
06:19
06:37
06:52
Westbound

86
05:58
06:15
06:32
Westbound

87
05:35
05:54
06:09
Northbound

91
06:03
06:09
06:16
Westbound

94
05:34
05:49
06:09
Westbound

95
05:33
05:48
05:50
Westbound

97
05:54
06:10
06:25
Westbound

98
05:45
06:09
06:24
Northbound

99
05:36
05:55
06:10
Northbound

221
06:49
07:19
Westbound

222
06:09
06:42
07:10
Westbound

224
06:01
06:27
06:49
Inbound

228
05:53
06:28
07:04
Inbound

231
05:53
06:16
06:28
Inbound

232
05:51
06:15
06:29
Inbound

233
06:24
06:51
07:13
Inbound

234
05:40
05:58
06:15
Inbound

235
05:40
05:48
05:57
Inbound

236
05:38
05:48
05:58
Inbound

237
05:59
06:24
06:52
Inbound

252
Outbound

256
Outbound

261
Outbound

262
Outbound

263
Outbound

264
Outbound

265
Outbound

267
Outbound

268
Outbound

269
Outbound

270
Outbound

271
Outbound

272
Outbound

273
Outbound

277
Outbound

278
Outbound

282
Outbound

283
Outbound

293
05:35
05:57
06:15
Inbound

299
06:16
07:10
SLATER / METCALFE ( 3008 )
Bus number Time Direction

10
06:05
06:32
06:52
Northbound

16
05:38
06:08
06:28
Eastbound

19
06:08
06:25
06:38
Eastbound

22
Outbound

30
Eastbound

33
Eastbound

34
Outbound

38
Outbound

44
06:03
06:19
06:32
Southbound

45

61
05:40
05:54
05:47
Eastbound

62
06:52
07:49
08:29
Eastbound

63
05:15
05:35
05:50
Outbound

64
05:28
05:46
06:01
Outbound

85
05:34
05:49
06:04
Eastbound

86
05:57
06:11
06:26
Eastbound

87
06:05
06:25
06:45
Southbound

91
05:52
06:07
06:22
Eastbound

94
05:55
06:28
06:38
Eastbound

95
05:45
05:49
06:18
Eastbound

97
05:49
05:39
06:17
Eastbound

98
09:05 Southbound

99
Southbound

221
Eastbound

222
Eastbound

224
Outbound

228
Outbound

231
Outbound

232
Outbound

233
Outbound

234
Outbound

235
Outbound

236
Outbound

237
Outbound

252
05:34
06:04
06:19
Inbound

256
05:39
06:06
06:23
Inbound

261
05:41
06:16
06:39
Inbound

262
05:39
06:04
06:19
Inbound

263
06:00
06:25
06:47
Inbound

264
05:30
05:55
06:15
Inbound

265
06:01
06:45
07:49
Inbound

267
05:47
06:06
06:27
Inbound

268
05:59
06:24
06:43
Inbound

269
05:30
05:53
06:11
Inbound

270
06:02
06:29
06:43
Inbound

271
06:03
06:21
06:42
Inbound

272
06:00
06:22
06:37
Inbound

273
06:05
06:28
06:39
Inbound

277
05:57
06:12
06:27
Inbound

278
05:46
06:02
06:17
Inbound

282
06:08
06:28
06:47
Inbound

283
05:16
05:47
06:15
Inbound

293
Outbound

299
  • 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

Friday, November 16, 2018

A daily listing of events
Event start time Event details

1:30pm

Program Room MA 117
1 Hour 30 Min

Drop-in program

3:30pm

Childrens program room
2 Hour 0 Min

Drop-in program

4:30pm

Program Room MA 117
1 Hour 0 Min

Drop-in program

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