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120 Metcalfe

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
* The Google Virtual Tour above was taken before the branch had received improvements. New images will be coming soon.

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120 Metcalfe
Ottawa K1P 5M2



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Programs and Events

Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

November 26, 2015 - 3:30pm

Améliorez votre français parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. / Practice your French language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Groupe de conversation en français / French Conversation Group

Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs

November 26, 2015 - 5:00pm

Get tutoring and homework help, for children and teens. In partnership with Frontier College. / Recevez du tutorat et de l'aide avec les travaux scolaires, pour les enfants and ados. Programme offert en collaboration avec le Collège Frontière.

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Homework Help / Aide aux devoirs

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Meeting Rooms

  • Auditorium

    Capacity: 189
    Information: 613-580-2940
  • Room B125

    Capacity: 35
    Information: 613-580-2940

About Main

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branch is the place for reference services, including the Ottawa Room, which holds an extensive collection of local historical documents.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