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.

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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books will be back again this summer, starting Tuesday, July 3rd!

Just like last summer, 8 YA books in English and 8 YA books in French will be battling it out for the top spot. Every week you can vote for your favourite book and ensure it remains in competition! The books with the most votes will move on to the next round, and the book with the least amount of votes will be eliminated. Discover the books competing in the Combat des livres

The summer’s winning book will be crowned on Monday, August 20st! Stay tuned for more details.