• 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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Kids: Learn Something New

Learn how to speak pirate with Mango Languages, make a new recipe with A to Z World Food or learn how to sing with ArtistWorks! We have also combed through the internet and put together a list of some great external websites which we recommend.

Featured Blogs

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Is your child enrolled in a French immersion class? Do you want them to keep practicing over the summer without...
The Ottawa Public Library has a rich collection of wonderful eBooks and eAudioBooks by Indigenous authors and illustrators. Did you...
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What is STEAM? Why is it important? How can you do it at home? What is STEAM? STEAM is an...
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These are challenging times and children need a calm, reassuring presence. They also need accurate, age appropriate information in bite...
How do you wash your hands in space? How do you eat dessert or brush your teeth? When astronauts are...
Board Games
Are you getting bored at home? How about some great board games to keep the whole family entertained? These games...

Online resources

Homepage of ArtistWorks
Access to beginner to advanced lessons for instruments, voice and art.
Homepage for Mango Languages
Mango Languages offers 40 online language learning courses for English speakers and 15 English courses for non-English speakers. Each course has 100 lessons. In each lesson, the students see text and hear dialog that they are invited to repeat.
Homepage for Toutapprendre
Free and unlimited online courses in French. Learn languages, sewing, singing, coding for kids, and more!

Featured web content

Learn Something (Kids) | Apprends quelque chose (enfants)by ProgramDevelopment

What are you interested in? Why not learn about it in your spare time? | Qu'est-ce qui t'intéresse? Apprend à le faire chez toi!