Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Rideau

Hours for the week of Jun 14, 2021
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SundayClosed

Next system-wide closure: Jul 01, 2021

As of June 14, 2021, there will be contactless services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves and checked out at self-checkout stations.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing is allowed, where these are available.

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.

  • 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
22:55
Tunney's Pasture

Route number15
21:59
22:29
Parliament

Route number18
23:05
Parliament
RIDEAU / FRIEL ( 7593 )
Bus number Time Direction

Route number14
22:55
23:55
St-Laurent

Route number15
22:14
22:44
Blair

Route number18
22:31
23:43
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.