• 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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Staff Blogs

16/09/2020
There are many familiar faces and titles on the Ottawa Book Awards' list of...
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09/10/2020
Ottawa’s film, television, and animation industry is a vibrant sector contributing over $100 million...
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20/10/2020
How often do we say thank you throughout our day? Many of us do...
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16/10/2020
October is Canadian Public Library Month! During this month libraries across Canada raise awareness...
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18/09/2020
We’ve all been facing change in our lives in recent months. Some of those...
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10/09/2020
There’s no doubt that these times are a challenge. Perhaps you are relying on...
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15/10/2020
Week 10, October 19 - 25, 2020 Live Author Visits: Monday, October 19 at...
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29/09/2020
As your child starts school, French language learning can feel daunting if it’s not...
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29/09/2020
The great news is that young children a very non-judgemental! There is no better...
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09/10/2020
On Thursday, October 8, Elders from Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and Kitigan Zibi...
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05/10/2020
In these strange and unusual times, Ottawa Public Library is thrilled to partner with...
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06/10/2020
On Monday, October 5th CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring OPL's Ann...
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31/03/2020
Here are some fun low-tech activities for your family to try together at home!...
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08/10/2020
Week 9, October 13 - 18, 2020 Live Author Visits: Tuesday, October 13 at...
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08/10/2020
October is Canadian Library Month. All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada...
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01/10/2020
Hard days, tough weeks, long months, and yet more pandemic to come. It’s c...
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21/09/2020
We’ve been waiting all year for this! With Franco-Ontarian day just around the corner,...
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21/09/2020
The festivities are back! Franco-Ontarian day is arriving on September 25 th , and...
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15/09/2020
The Ottawa Public Library has many impactful picture books, that share the stories of...
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22/09/2020
When Phyllis Webstad went to St. Joseph’s Residential School for the first time, she...
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