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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
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  • 120 Metcalfe
    OttawaOntario K1P 5M2
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
Book drop open 24 hours / Le poste de retour de livres est ouvert 24 heures sur 24
Credit cards/Interac Accepted / Cartes de crédit/Interac acceptés
Wheelchair accessible / La succuresale est accessible

What's happening at Main

  • Attention Charlotte Bronte Fans by Judy @ Main This year is the bicentennial of Charlotte Bronte’s birth. Several new books are paying homage to her great work, Jane Eyre. You might want to try some of the following: - Jane Steele  by...
  • Merci beaucoup à tous nos bénévoles pour leurs efforts et dévouements ! Nous apprécions les efforts des bénévoles de la BPO ainsi que ceux des Amis de la BPO — en outre, nous apprécions beaucoup les efforts...
  • Jun 17, 2016
    Bring a book, get a book and celebrate the start of Teen Summer Reading! Bring a teen book (or two) in good condition and exchange with another teen for a different book. Registration optional. Teens 13-18
  • May 18, 2016
    Youth aged 15-29 get help with your job search! SLC Employment Service Staff on site to help match you in their summer jobs program
  • Apr 16, 2016
    Broadband internet has significantly transformed the delivery of media content to our households. With more content readily available, a growing number of Canadians are cutting the traditional cable and satellite umbilical cord and opting...
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

*Branch is closed Sundays from June 14 to September 6, 2015.

Branch amenities