Current In-Person Services

18/11/2020

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: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates

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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Staff Blogs

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16/11/2020
The Cardboard Kingdom est une bande dessinée à propos des enfants, la créativité et...
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23/11/2020
Toy Mountain Drop-off Locations at the Library This year, the Beaverbrook Branch and the...
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21/11/2020
Week 15, November 23 - 28, 2020 Live Author Visits: Monday, November 23 at...
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19/11/2020
Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson and Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My...
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26/10/2020
Le mois de novembre 2020 marque la 10e année du Mois de la littératie...
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04/11/2020
Great news! We are pleased to announce the reopening of more branches that will...
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02/11/2020
November 16 to 21 FREE and entirely online. For many years, the Ottawa Public...
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10/11/2020
Souvankham Thammavongsa won the 2020 Scotiabank Giller for her book of short stories How...
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12/11/2020
Week 14, November 16 - 22, 2020 Live Author Visits: Monday, November 16 at...
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03/11/2020
Remembrance Day has always been a time to gather, remember and honour our veterans...
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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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Web Banner for Versefest
07/11/2020
Week 13, November 9 - 15, 2020 Live Author Visits: Tuesday, November 10 at...
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31/08/2020
An exciting new season of local discovery and conversational book talks awaits booklovers who...
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30/09/2020
Now that fall is truly upon us it’s the time to reflect and be...
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21/10/2020
The Assembly: A gathering of community through the art of stories Remembrance Day Teacher's...
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28/10/2020
It’s Quarantine Day…. again. I don’t know about you, but these days I am...
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03/11/2020
On Monday, November 2 nd , CBC's All in a Day Book Panel, featuring...
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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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15/10/2020
Hello, I'm Robin, a librarian at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library...
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Web banner for Indigenous progams and collections. Shows the book covers of three Indigenous books.
30/10/2020
Treaties Recognition Week was established in 2016, and it is celebrated the first week...
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