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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Business Services

Get help starting or growing your business


Genealogy Services

Grow your family tree

Public Computers and WiFi / Ordinateurs et accès WiFi

Public Computers and WiFi

Book a PC, wireless, and Chromebooks

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Learn about Homebound Services, the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), assistive technology, and accessible collections

Local History

Search important Ottawa documents, including maps, by-laws and historical works

Newcomer Services

Get help learning English and French, and get citizenship and settlement information


Teen Services

Learn about programs and events, volunteering opportunities and contests

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Library 1: 1

Library 1:1 is designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of Library customers  and equip them to benefit more than ever from OPL. The one-on-one 30-minute consultations, by phone or internet chat, can be booked now on the following topics.