Hours this week
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Next holiday closure: Feb 20, 2017

  • 377 Rideau
    OttawaOntario K1N 5Y6
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)

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  • Book drop open 24 hours
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  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access
  • Heritage building
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What's happening at Rideau

Rideau's cherry tree is a tough downtown resident ; despite the cool weather this...
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Rideau branch and Alta Vista branch will be hosting Youth Zone job workshops for...
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Every Tuesday starting January 10! A discussion and social group for older adults in the Sandy Hill and Lowertown area. Refreshments will be served.


Tuesday Jan 24, 2017 at 2:00pm / until Mar 28, 2017

Inspired by Annie Pootoogook drawing, participants will learn how to draw a very ordinary moment or their own domestic life and turn it into a...


Tuesday Mar 14, 2017 at 2:00pm

Join us for a special sports-themed storytime featuring a visit with two Ottawa REDBLACKS players! Songs and stories will be followed by a craft activity...


Wednesday Mar 15, 2017 at 10:30am

List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
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Branch features

The Rideau branch has the atmosphere of a heritage library with all the modern conveniences. One of the older libraries in the city, the Rideau branch is close to shopping and restaurants in the Byward Market and the Rideau Street corridor. The branch was opened in 1934 by former Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden and has maintained its old world charm. The Rideau branch displays a range of artwork from 1945 to 2015.