• 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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Library 1:1 – Book a one-on-one consultation with information experts at Ottawa Public Library

Jul 3 2020

OTTAWA - Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is launching Library 1:1, a new service that can help customers find what they are looking for with individualized help from one of OPL’s dedicated librarians or information experts. OPL staff will provide a 30-minute tutorial or consultation – by phone or internet chat – to assist customers in navigating the vast collections and resources available through OPL.  

Library 1:1 is designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of Library customers and equip them to benefit more than ever from OPL. The one-on-one 30-minute consultations can be booked now on the following topics: 

  • Computer tutorial: Lean computer, Internet, and email basics  

  • Ebook/Audiobook tutorial: Learn how to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • Bibliocommons tutorial: Learn how to use the OPL catalogue  

  • Readers Advisory: Get some great book suggestions  

  • Research: Get assistance with your research  

  • Online Resources: Discover and explore any of OPL’s online databases  

Customers can book an appointment by filling out the Library 1:1 request form on the OPL website.  

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America. The OPL extends public access to information and services through the library’s 34 branches, physical and virtual at www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca, as well as two mobile libraries and a vending machine-style lending library service. Serving close to one million Ottawa residents, OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter www.Twitter.com/OPL_BPO and like us on Facebook www.Facebook.com/OPLBPO. Contact us at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.caIf it’s out there, it’s in here!  


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