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.

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Ruth E. Dickinson

Opening Hours

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
Friday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Next system-wide closure: Sep 30, 2021

About Ruth E. Dickinson

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.

Branch Location

Nearest Branches

101 Centrepointe
Nepean Centrepointe Branch
3870 Old Richmond
Centennial Branch
1547 Merivale
Emerald Plaza Branch

Transit Information

Public Transit Routes: 
170,173, 272
Public Transit Stops: 
1136,2823
Transit next stop time
SHERWAY / SWEETBRIAR ( 1136 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number173
11:03
12:00
Barrhaven Centre
SHERWAY / MALVERN ( 2823 )
Bus number Time Direction
Route number173
11:00
11:30
Bayshore