Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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In the last few years there has been a lot of news about autonomous self-driving cars. Bob Walker from the Ottawa PC Users’ Group...

Monday Jun 21, 2021 at 4:00pm

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Monday Jun 21, 2021 at 7:00pm

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Tuesday Jun 22, 2021 at 7:00pm

 

Join Algonquin artists Mairi Brascoupé and her father Simon Brascoupé in a livestreamed conversation about how traditional teachings and familial stories have shaped their creative process...

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Wednesday Jun 23, 2021 at 7:30pm

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Thursday Jun 24, 2021 at 7:00pm

Do you like drawing? Join local independent artist and instructor Maya Hum in this two-part workshop. Explore a way to relax by sketching your natural...

Friday Jun 25, 2021 at 10:00am

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Monday Jun 28, 2021 at 2:00pm

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Monday Jun 28, 2021 at 7:00pm

 

 

To mark National Indigenous History Month this year 100 lucky Ottawa Public Library members are able to get a free personal Vimeo link...

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Monday Jun 28, 2021 at 7:30pm

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Pour marquer le Mois national de l'histoire autochtone cette année, 100 membres chanceux de la Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa peuvent obtenir un lien Vimeo personnel...

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Monday Jun 28, 2021 at 7:30pm

Join author Sarabeth Holden to be inspired and get a head start on your summer writing. Sarabeth will share her experience writing and getting published...

Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 at 10:30am

Join author Sarabeth Holden to be inspired and get a head start on your summer writing. Sarabeth will share her experience writing and getting published...

Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 at 1:30pm

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Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 at 4:00pm

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Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 at 7:00pm

In An Afternoon at the Opera, singers accompanied by a pianist will delight audiences with their beautiful, professionally trained voices and animated performances rendering...

Wednesday Jun 30, 2021 at 7:00pm

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Monday Jul 5, 2021 at 11:00am

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Monday Jul 5, 2021 at 1:30pm

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Monday Jul 5, 2021 at 2:00pm

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Monday Jul 5, 2021 at 4:00pm

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Monday Jul 5, 2021 at 6:30pm

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Monday Jul 5, 2021 at 6:30pm / until Aug 16, 2021

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Tuesday Jul 6, 2021 at 9:30am / until Aug 17, 2021

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