Main

Hours for the week of May 29, 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
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next holiday closure: Jul 01, 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

05/05/2017
Did you think “infotainment” started with The Daily Show? Hardly . . . Canadians...
Blog entry
28/03/2017
From Elvis Presley performing in Ottawa to homegrown Kathleen Edwards of today, Ottawa has...
Blog entry
Come read stories and dance, what could be better? / On lit des histoires et on danse; qu'est-ce qui pourrait être mieux?

Main

Wednesday Jul 12, 2017 at 10:15am / until Aug 23, 2017

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

Main

Thursday Jul 13, 2017 at 10:15am / until Aug 24, 2017

What’s your Canada story? Guided by a local artist, Jessica Bartram, your story will go from rough draft to illustrated, hand-bound book over the course...

Main

Tuesday Jul 18, 2017 at 2:00pm

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branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.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