• Current In-Person Services


    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile 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 Great Train Escape!

CargoNet Di 12 "Euro 4000" plowing through snow drifts at about 100 km/h. The train is an intermodal freight train from Bodø towards Trondheim. The picture was taken on the Saltfjellet between Lønsdal and Bolna, Norway.

Your train is trapped on the tracks, and you need to call for help! You have 30 minutes to break into the control room before you’re snowed in for good…

Book your time slot in Main Children’s department, for groups up to 10. Ages 7+

Monday, December 30, 2:00  - 2:30 p.m. / 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. / 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 31, 11:00  - 11:30 a.m. / 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. / 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. / 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.



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