Main

Hours this week
Day of weekOpening times
MondayClosed
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: Apr 14, 2017

  • The branch will be closed on Sundays, from June 11 to September 3, 2017.
    120 Metcalfe
    OttawaOntario K1P 5M2
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
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What's happening at Main

10/01/2017
With a title like Blueprint for Revolution – How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego...
Blog entry
08/11/2016
Published in 2014, “Noble Illusions: Young Canada Goes to War” is a concise book...
Blog entry
Thinking about making your own baby food? Heard about baby-led weaning but not sure of the pros and cons? Struggling with dinner-time bribes and battles?...

Main

Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 at 2:00pm / until Mar 07, 2017

Join us for a visit with children's author and cartoonist Kean Soo. Kean will talk about personal history with comics and give a break down...

Main

Monday Apr 24, 2017 at 1:30pm

Vicki will read from her latest book "Short For Chameleon" and lead teens in a series of fun writing exercises and tips for building humour,...

Main

Monday Apr 24, 2017 at 1:30pm

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.

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branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.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