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Main

Hours for the week of Apr 15, 2019
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
FridayClosed
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
SundayClosed

Next holiday closure: Apr 19, 2019

*Please note: All branches are closed on Sundays from June 30, 2019 to September 1, 2019, inclusive.

  • 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

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377 Rideau
Sunnyside photo
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18 Rosemount
Transit next stop time
ALBERT / METCALFE ( 3001 )
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SLATER / METCALFE ( 3008 )
Bus number Time Direction

5
18:10
17:55
18:25
Eastbound

14
17:01
17:31
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Eastbound

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17:15
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18:23
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Outbound

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18:05 Eastbound

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34
18:07 Outbound

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18:15 Outbound

44
17:52
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18:07
Southbound

45

61
16:50
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17:50
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62
17:08
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18:08
Eastbound

63
Outbound

64
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85
16:37
17:22
16:52
Eastbound

86
17:34
18:02
18:29
Eastbound

87
17:09
17:47
18:17
Southbound

91
18:02
18:15
17:55
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94
17:28
17:43
18:36
Eastbound

95
17:14
17:30
17:44
Eastbound

97
18:05
17:50
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98
18:04
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99
18:20 Southbound

221
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  • 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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

A daily listing of events
Event start time Event details

10:15am

Childrens program room
30 Min

Drop-in program

12:00pm

1st floor – Magazine Section
1 Hour 30 Min

4:00pm

Room B125
2 Hour 0 Min

Drop-in program

7:00pm

5:00pm

Program Room MA 117
1 Hour 30 Min

Drop-in program

6:30pm

Program Room MA 117
1 Hour 30 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.

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