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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Staff Blogs

Join us for mother-daughter reading groups at Sunnyside Library. There are three groups: one...
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The children at Sunnyside Branch have been channeling their inner Jackson Pollock making a...
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I am too absolutely small for school
With the excitment of first week of school wearing off, some youngsters may be...
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Here are a few lovely "leafy" picture books to read aloud with preschoolers to...
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TD SRC Launch Party at Sunnyside Branch
Today we celebrated the official launch of the TD Summer Reading Club at Sunnyside...
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Looking for an atmospheric and spooky book to kick off your Fall reading? Then...
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The Ottawa Children's Literature Roundtable is presenting Kids' Lit Mini Fest at Sunnyside Branch...
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Nadia Bozak
Alpha Bits, Dodge Darts, roller skates, yougurt makers... If you’re of my vintage (or...
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