Current In-Person Services

18/11/2020

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: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates

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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Kids: Read a Magazine

Bored? A magazine is just the thing for you! Learn more about your favourite video games with 110% Gaming on PressReader, discover some of the amazing animals from our planet with National Geographic for Kids with RBdigital Magazines or browse some of our french children's magazines like Les Debrouillards with Flipster.

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Featured Library Resources

Homepage for Flipster
Access today's edition of popular magazine titles including Hello! Canada, Maclean's, Scientific American, Time, People and others.
Three new eMagazines will be added to the Flipster platform starting from November 1, 2020.They are:
Canadian House & Home
Bloomberg Businessweek
The Atlantic
New issues of Ebony and Family circle are no longer available from Flipster platform.
Homepage for PressReader
Provides access to today’s newspapers and magazines from all over the world. Advanced features allow automated translation as well the ability to listen to articles. Canadian newspaper titles include the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail, National Post, Le Devoir...
Access to The Globe and Mail is limited to customers using PressReader in a library branch due to restrictions imposed by the publisher. The Washington Post is no longer available from the PressReader platform as per the publisher's request.
However, full text access for The Washington Post is available from our other two databases: Academic OneFile and Gale OneFile: Business.(delayed 1 day).
Full text remote access for Globe & Mail is available from Canadian Major Dailies_ProQuest. It doesn't include the pictures, charts or graphs, but it is searchable.
Homepage for RBdigital Magazines (Zinio)
Read over 3,000 popular magazines in 18 languages including The Economist, Canadian Living, National Geographic, The New Yorker and many more. There are no limits on how many magazines you can read. The RBdigital app also includes access to some eAudiobooks.

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Read a magazines (Kids) | Lis une revue (enfants)by ProgramDevelopment

Here are some of the best resources from the web for kids magazines. Please note that these are external links which will take you away from the Ottawa Public Library website. // Voici quelques-unes des meilleures ressources du Web pour les revues d'enfants. Veuillez noter que ce sont des liens externes, en cliquant sur ces liens vous sortirez du site Web de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa.