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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Help for parents of young children, with a focus on early literacy


Dear parents and guardians, We miss you dearly in the branches. While we’ve seen...
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Hello, I'm Robin, a librarian at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library...
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As your child starts school, French language learning can feel daunting if it’s not...
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The great news is that young children a very non-judgemental! There is no better...
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