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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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 8, 2020 at 2:00pm / until Dec 15, 2020

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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Lisa Ray’s moving and frank memoir, Close to the Bone, is a tale that will make you question your own beliefs about celebrity,...


Thursday Dec 3, 2020 at 7:00pm

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The New Canadian Music Series - Celebrating World Cultures is presented in partnership with MDA Productions and Axé Worldfest, which ...


Friday Dec 4, 2020 at 6:00pm

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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...

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

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Learn, in simple terms, how your camera works to enable you to take better photos. Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users'...


Monday Dec 14, 2020 at 10:00am

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When buying a digital camera, you are faced with a bewildering array of choices. Chris Taylor, Ottawa PC Users' Group President and Microsoft Most Valuable...


Monday Dec 21, 2020 at 10:00am