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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    28/05/2020

    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.

Ruth E. Dickinson

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

Next system-wide closure: May 29, 2020

  • 100 Malvern
    OttawaOntario K2J 2G5
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    Public transit routes:
    170,173, 272
Ruth E. Dickinson photo

Nearest branches

Nepean Centrepointe photo
101 Centrepointe
Centennial photo
3870 Old Richmond
Emerald Plaza photo
1547 Merivale
Transit next stop time
SHERWAY / SWEETBRIAR ( 1136 )
Bus number Time Direction

173
05:53 Barrhaven Centre

272
Cobble Hill
SHERWAY / MALVERN ( 2823 )
Bus number Time Direction

173
06:17 Bayshore & Fallowfield

272
06:00 Tunney's Pasture

Events at Ruth E. Dickinson

No results on this day, but coming soon:

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Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). Only the pregnant mother needs to register. The supporting partner should attend but need not register. A...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Tuesday Jul 7, 2020 at 6:00pm / until Jul 21, 2020

Banner for parenting programs
Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). Only the pregnant mother needs to register. The supporting partner should attend but need not register. A...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Tuesday Aug 4, 2020 at 6:00pm / until Aug 18, 2020

Banner for parenting programs
Prenatal Class offered by Ottawa Public Health (OPH). Only the pregnant mother needs to register. The supporting partner should attend but need not register. A...

Ruth E. Dickinson

Tuesday Sep 1, 2020 at 6:00pm / until Sep 15, 2020

List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
Title Capacity Rates
Meeting Room 60 Regular Room Rates

Branch features

This branch is named after the first chair of the Nepean Public Library. The branch is unique in that it shares space with the Walter Baker Sports Centre and John McCrae Secondary School. This very child-friendly branch boasts a spacious children's section and is the centre of a vibrant, growing community.