Current In-Person Services


OPEN BRANCHES: 22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are currently open for modified services at this time.

Additional branches will reopen for contactless returns and holds pickup in the fall and early winter. Details:

HOURS AND LOCATIONS: for current branch hours.

BOOKMOBILE: for the current Bookmobile stops schedule.

MANDATORY: Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per theTemporary Mandatory Mask By-law. Customers who are not wearing masks will not be allowed inside branches. Exceptions apply for people with medical exemptions.

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The Cardboard Kingdom - Author Panel


Join some of the authors of the Eisner Award nominated graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom for a Live Q & A panel! The panel will be moderated by a Canadian author. 

The Ottawa Public Library partnered with the U.S. Embassy Ottawa to offer this special Ottawa Kids eRead for children across Ottawa enabling young readers to discover inspiring authors from south of the border. 

So, Ottawa kids, parents and teachers, mark your calendar!  


Send your question to, in advance and attend the panel event to see if they pick your question to answer live. 


“You can attend via Zoom (please register to receive the link) or by YouTube Live (no registration required).” 


For more information on this program, visit

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