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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    15/05/2020

    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 

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    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Rideau

Hours for the week of May 25, 2020
Day of weekOpening times
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Next system-wide closure: May 27, 2020

  • 377 Rideau
    OttawaOntario K1N 5Y6
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    Public transit routes:
    7,12,14,15,17,18
Rideau photo

Nearest branches

Main / Centrale photo
120 Metcalfe
St-Laurent photo
515 Côté
Vanier photo
310 Pères Blancs
Transit next stop time
RIDEAU / FRIEL ( 2323 )
Bus number Time Direction

14
Tunney's Pasture

18
Parliament / Parlement

7
Carleton
RIDEAU / FRIEL ( 7593 )
Bus number Time Direction

14
St-Laurent

18
St-Laurent

7
05:42 St-Laurent
  • Book drop open 24 hours / Le poste de retour de livres est ouvert 24 heures sur 24Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit cards/Interac Accepted / Cartes de crédit/Interac acceptésCredit cards/Interac Accepted
  • Free parking / stationnement gratuit disponibleFree parking
  • Wheelchair accessible / La succuresale est accessibleWheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless accessWireless Access
  • Heritage building / immeuble patrimonialHeritage building
  • Battery recyclingBattery recycling
  • Scanner

Events at Rideau

No results on this day, but coming soon:

List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
Title Capacity Équipement Rates
Program room 40
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
Regular Room Rates

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.