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.

You are here

Introducing the BiblioBike!

A librarian with the BiblioBike at Minto Park. Une bibliothécaire avec la BiblioVélo au parc Minto.

This summer we are cycling the library to you! Here at the Main Branch we’ve recently employed our DIY skills to build a modular mini-library display that travels on a bicycle trailer. The design and construction were completed in partnership with the Ottawa Tool Library, a local non-profit organization operating out of Makerspace North. The OPL BiblioBike | BPO BiblioVélo will be cycled to downtown community events and spaces to spread the reach of library services. Staff will share library resources, do card registrations, and check out materials to account holders. Ask us how to download e-books on your phone, or sign up for a free account!

Construction of the BiblioBike at the Ottawa Tool Library

We have many enthusiastic cyclists on the staff team at the Main Branch. Staff are using the network of bicycle lanes to plan our BiblioBike routes through downtown. If you are looking for the best way to join us at any event, don’t forget you can consult the Cycling Map for Ottawa-Gatineau. We started the project with visits to Minto Park for Ravenswing Arts + Music Fair, and the Bronson Centre for Ottawa Zine Fest, and are ready to keep cycling all summer.

Keep track of the BiblioBike by following OPL on twitter. If you see us, share your experience and use the tag #OPLBiblioBike.

Look for us at these upcoming events:

GlowFair | Legacy Block, Bank St between Gloucester & Nepean
Friday June 17th, BiblioBike visit 6 pm - 8 pm

Solstice Celebration | Dundonald Park
Sunday June 19th, BiblioBike visit 11 am – 2 pm

Just For Cats Video Festival | Dundonald Park
Saturday June 25th, BiblioBike visit 6:30 pm - 9 pm


This was 2016. What is the 2017 schedule?