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377 Rideau

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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377 Rideau
Ottawa K1N 5Y6



Branch Features

  • Book drop open 24 hours
  • Credit cards/Interac Accepted
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access
  • Heritage building
  • Battery recycling
  • Chromebooks available

What's Happening at Rideau

Programs and Events

Pen and Paper Writer's Group

September 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

Get feedback on your writing (any genre) and ideas from the group. Hear the work of other writers and offer your feedback. Discuss issues about writing and publishing. Share your triumphs, trials and tribulations with a supportive, informal group.

Duration: 120 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Pen and Paper Writer's Group

Evening Book Club

September 14, 2015 - 7:00pm

Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. / SELECTIONS: September 14 - The Inconvenient Indian / October 5 - Cutting for Stone / November 2 - The Betrayers / December 7 - Regeneartion

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Evening Book Club

Family Storytime / Contes en famille

September 15, 2015 - 10:30am

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. / Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien.

Duration: 30 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Family Storytime / Contes en famille

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Meeting Rooms

  • Program room


About Rideau

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.