Main

Hours for the week of Jul 24, 2017
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
SundayClosed

Next holiday closure: Aug 07, 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

30/06/2017
Join us this summer at the Main Branch on Thursdays at noon for free...
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29/06/2017
1927 was another big year for Canada – the Diamond Jubilee, our sixtieth birthday...
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Teens are invited to discuss this impactful novel and Netflix miniseries. Registration optional.

Main

Friday Aug 11, 2017 at 3:00pm

Join us for a book club featuring a popular chapter book series. Choose your own title to read at your own pace! The club will...

Main

Tuesday Aug 1, 2017 at 6:30pm / until Aug 15, 2017

Join us on Thursdays at noon for free performances by local Ottawa musicians and spoken word artists! Drop by for a few minutes while picking...

Main

Thursday Jul 27, 2017 at 12:00pm / until Aug 10, 2017

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branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.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