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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The Cardboard Kingdom est une bande dessinée à propos des enfants, la créativité et...
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Toy Mountain Drop-off Locations at the Library This year, the Beaverbrook Branch and the...
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Week 15, November 23 - 28, 2020 Live Author Visits: Monday, November 23 at...
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Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson and Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My...
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Le mois de novembre 2020 marque la 10e année du Mois de la littératie...
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Great news! We are pleased to announce the reopening of more branches that will...
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November 16 to 21 FREE and entirely online. For many years, the Ottawa Public...
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Souvankham Thammavongsa won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller for her book of short stories How...
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Week 14, November 16 - 22, 2020 Live Author Visits: Monday, November 16 at...
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Remembrance Day has always been a time to gather, remember and honour our veterans...
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Ottawa’s film, television, and animation industry is a vibrant sector contributing over $100 million...
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Week 13, November 9 - 15, 2020 Live Author Visits: Tuesday, November 10 at...
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An exciting new season of local discovery and conversational book talks awaits booklovers who...
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Now that fall is truly upon us it’s the time to reflect and be...
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The Assembly: A gathering of community through the art of stories Remembrance Day Teacher's...
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It’s Quarantine Day…. again. I don’t know about you, but these days I am...
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On Monday, November 2 nd , CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring...
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In these strange and unusual times, Ottawa Public Library is thrilled to partner with...
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Hello, I'm Robin, a librarian at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library...
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Treaties Recognition Week was established in 2016, and it is celebrated the first week...
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