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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Featured event:
Rendering of the future Ottawa Public Library - Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility

The Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility Project (OPL-LAC Joint Facility) Team is pleased to announce a virtual engagement specifically for local Urban...


Thursday Nov 26, 2020 at 6:30pm

Virtual Genealogy

Drop in to share research strategies, & discover what resources are available for your research. Volunteers from The Ontario Genealogical Society will be here to...


Tuesday Dec 1, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Dec 15, 2020



Thursday Nov 26, 2020 at 12:00pm

Comment tirer le meilleur parti des programmes de sécurité du revenu Qu’obtiennent les aînés en Ontario? Que signifie « à faible revenu »?...

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Thursday Nov 26, 2020 at 1:00pm

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Most wireless routers do not default to the most secure configuration. Make sure you are not the "low hanging fruit" that someone...


Monday Nov 30, 2020 at 10:00am

Did you know that Disney’s Mickey Mouse series is created in Ottawa? Or that the city annually hosts one of the largest animation festivals in...


Wednesday Dec 2, 2020 at 7:00pm

Are you a small business owner or thinking of starting a business?  Do you have questions about your tax obligations? 

Join us for a two-hour...


Thursday Dec 3, 2020 at 1:00pm

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We are told: don't write down passwords; don't reuse passwords; make passwords long and complex. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC...


Monday Dec 7, 2020 at 10:00am

Bien que les longs métrages et les téléfilms de Noël volent souvent la vedette, Ottawa recèle une communauté de production télévisée francophone très active. Des...

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Wednesday Dec 9, 2020 at 7:00pm

Êtes-vous propriétaire d'une petite entreprise ou envisagez-vous de démarrer une entreprise? Vous avez des questions sur vos obligations fiscales?

Joignez-vous en ligne aux agents de liaison...

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Thursday Dec 10, 2020 at 1:00pm