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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
23:25
23:50
Southbound

11
23:07
23:37
24:07
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22
Inbound

30
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33
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34
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38
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44
22:47
23:20
23:50
Northbound

45
25:05
26:10
27:15

61
22:57
23:29
24:00
Westbound

62
22:44
20:51
23:44
Westbound

63
Inbound

64
Inbound

85
22:57
23:22
23:52
Westbound

86
22:55
23:24
23:54
Westbound

87
Northbound

91
Westbound

94
22:31
23:01
23:31
Westbound

95
22:33
22:48
23:03
Westbound

97
22:47
23:02
23:17
Westbound

98
22:26 Northbound

99
Northbound

221
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224
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256
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Inbound

299
SLATER / METCALFE ( 3008 )
Bus number Time Direction

10
22:50
23:20
Northbound

16
22:37 Eastbound

19
23:08
23:38
24:08
Eastbound

22
Outbound

30
Eastbound

33
Eastbound

34
Outbound

38
Outbound

44
23:16
23:48
24:16
Southbound

45
25:45
26:50

61
22:47
22:39
23:09
Eastbound

62
22:32
23:16
23:47
Eastbound

63
Outbound

64
Outbound

85
22:36
23:06
23:36
Eastbound

86
22:32
23:02
23:32
Eastbound

87
Southbound

91
Eastbound

94
22:51
23:21
23:51
Eastbound

95
22:16
22:44
22:47
Eastbound

97
22:44
22:40
23:19
Eastbound

98
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
Inbound

256
Inbound

261
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262
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263
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264
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265
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283
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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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A daily listing of events
Event start time Event details

10:15am

Childrens program room
30 Min

Drop-in program

10:15am

12:00pm

1st floor – Magazine Section
1 Hour 0 Min

1:00pm

3rd floor Business and Careers area
1 Hour 0 Min

Drop-in program

3:30pm

Computer training room
1 Hour 30 Min

Drop-in program

4:00pm

Program Room MA 117
2 Hour 30 Min

Drop-in program

5:15pm

Children's department
3 Hour 0 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.
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