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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Ottawa Reads YA

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Ottawa Reads YA connects you with the authors you love and with fellow Young Adult literature fans and aspiring writers. We can’t wait for the fun to begin!

Here is our fall line-up of virtual author events and writing workshops.

Featured events

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Ellen Chang-Richardson hosts a discussion and workshop with Lindsay Wong! We will talk about her first YA novel, My Summer of Love and Misfortune...


Monday Nov 30, 2020 at 7:30pm

Featured blog posts

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Week 15, November 23 - 28, 2020 Live Author Visits: Monday, November 23 at 7:30 pm: Author Discussion with Christina...
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Week 14, November 16 - 22, 2020 Live Author Visits: Monday, November 16 at 7:30 pm: Masterclass: Connecting Plot and...
On Monday, August 24 th , we were fortunate to host YA author Tobly McSmith in conversation with local moderator...