• 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

21/12/2017
PLEASE NOTE: Museum and other access passes are not currently available due to operational...
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24/12/2019
Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) are teaming up and...
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08/08/2018
Some lucky visitors to the Greely branch got to witness the various stages of...
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3 images of Science DVDs that are part of the grade 4 Science list
02/08/2018
It’s hard to believe that we’re now only one month away from the start...
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3 images of animal documentaries that are in the blog list
26/04/2018
Do you enjoy watching animal documentaries like Planet Earth ? Well, good news because...
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13/07/2017
Imagine a time when instead of paying high prices for produce shipped from all...
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19/05/2017
The Stittsville Branch Plant Swap was a success! Gardening enthusiasts arrived as we opened...
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18/03/2017
Are you digging out some perennials? Have you started too many plants from seed?...
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28/03/2013
Recently, I have been watching a new video webseries called the Brain Scoop ...
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28/06/2013
Stones of the New Consciousness Robert Simmons has given us a guide through the...
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22/02/2014
February 22, 2014 - 1:00pm DROP IN! The Ordovician sea that once covered Ottawa...
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Spaceship / Fusée
20/01/2015
Every year, the library offers free programs for school age children as part of...
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22/09/2015
September 23rd is National Tree Day, and the City of Ottawa is launching the...
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19/04/2016
While studying to become a librarian, I took off for six months to be...
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A person walks along pathway with fruit overhanging.
22/04/2016
Have you been eyeing your garden, wondering what to plant next? Are you wishing...
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06/09/2016
Science Literacy Week , which runs from September 19 to 25, 2016, is a...
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