• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    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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Online literacy tools

The Ottawa Public Library has a number of online tools to help you with literacy training.

  • Study online by using Learning Express Library! This is a database of practice tests and electronic manuals you can use to prepare for the TOEFL or GED.
  • Active Reading helps learners improve their reading skills in an effective and systematic way. Includes a wide range of text types at six levels as well as video, audio and hundreds of stimulating activities.
  • Business Writing helps learners develop their written business communication skills in the context of emails, SMS, letters and reports. Topics include the writing process, linking ideas and writing clearly.
  • Tense Buster is an ESL(English Second Language) program which focuses on helping students improve their reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar skills in five levels.