Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

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Rideau

Hours for the week of Sep 20, 2021
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
SundayClosed

Next system-wide closure: Sep 30, 2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing is allowed, where these are available.
  • Check out passes to museums and parks.
  • Donate used books at open branches.
  • And more!

Masks are required to be worn in line outside of Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services or contact us by phone, email or chat.

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

Nearest branches

Main / Centrale Branch - Metcalfe and Laurier
120 Metcalfe
St-Laurent Branch
515 Côté
Vanier Branch
310 Pères Blancs
Transit next stop time
RIDEAU / FRIEL ( 2323 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number14
20:13
20:44
Tunney's Pasture
Route number15
19:39
Parliament
Route number18
19:52
20:22
Parliament
RIDEAU / FRIEL ( 7593 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number14
20:16
St-Laurent
Route number15
20:06
Blair
Route number18
20:08
20:38
St-Laurent

 

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.