• 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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Featured event:
Join us for a virtual conversation among parents to share stories about raising young children. Explore easy and fun new ideas for creating unique connections...

Thursday Oct 29, 2020 at 2:30pm / until Nov 19, 2020

Join us online for live stories, songs and rhymes, for children ages 6 and under. Click on the green button to launch the program on Zoom:

Tuesday Nov 3, 2020 at 10:00am / until Nov 10, 2020

D&D
A complete D&D mini-adventure played over two sessions for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters over the course of...

Tuesday Nov 3, 2020 at 4:00pm

D&D
A complete D&D mini-adventure played over two sessions for teens 13-18. Players will play through a complete adventure with pre-generated characters over the course of...

Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 at 4:00pm / until Nov 17, 2020

Songs and rhymes to share with the little people in your life. Rhymes, chants, rhythmic language play, and simple stories for children 0-3 and their...

Monday Nov 16, 2020 at 10:00am

Northern stories teach us all how to be better human beings. For all ages. Click on the green button to launch the program on Zoom...

Monday Nov 16, 2020 at 11:00am

Have you ever heard of frogs that wear socks? Or of Coyotés who brag to themselves? Or of the mysterious, menacing Gunny Wolf? Dean’s stories...

Monday Nov 16, 2020 at 4:00pm

Michael Kusugak
Would you like a baseball bat for Christmas? Yes or no, this is your chance to hear Michael Kusugak tell the story behind his story...

Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 at 11:00am

Storytelling at its best for young children and their families! Come and play stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs with Sally and Mr. Bear! For children...

Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 at 2:00pm

Blast into space for stories that twinkle, shimmer, and light up the night sky! Ages 5-8. Visit our YouTube channel to watch the program. The...

Tuesday Nov 17, 2020 at 4:00pm