• 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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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...

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Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 at 2:00pm

Web Banner for Bywords 2020 John Newlove Poetry Award

Join us for the launch of What the Haruspex Read in the Small Hours of My

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Monday Oct 26, 2020 at 7:30pm

Change is the name of the game in today’s world. Change is also one of our highest sources of anxiety and one of our biggest...

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Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 at 7:00pm

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In a sweeping yet nuanced exploration of identity and the role of Native Americans in a contemporary urban America (in this case, Oakland, California), Cheyenne...

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Thursday Oct 29, 2020 at 9:00pm

Web Banner for Kagiso Lesego Molope

Don’t miss this conversation on writing craft with Kagiso Lesego Molope that focuses on writing an authentic voice.

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Monday Nov 2, 2020 at 7:30pm

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VerseFest brings you an evening of acclaimed poetry and conversation hosted by Leslie Roach, whose collection Finish this Sentence is just out....

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Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 at 7:30pm

Join Ottawa Film Office Commissioner Bruce Harvey for an overview of our city’s cinematic past, and to learn where the current film industry is heading.
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Wednesday Nov 18, 2020 at 7:00pm

Hundreds of locals work in Ottawa’s film and television industry on a range of productions, from Canadian TV series to multimillion-dollar feature films – and...

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Wednesday Nov 25, 2020 at 7:00pm

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...

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Wednesday Dec 2, 2020 at 7:00pm