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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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April is National Poetry Month, and we welcome you to join us for events,...
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Maya Angelou, in 1978, wrote her famous poem, Phenomenal Woman . The stanza of...
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Le Prix Champlain 2019 a été décerné à Gabriel Robichaud. Vous pouvez emprunter le...
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Rêvez-vous de devenir auteur(e)? Croyez-vous que c’est un métier réservé aux adultes qui vivent...
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Update: October 17, 2018 And the winners are: English Non-Fiction ROY MACGREGOR Original Highways:...
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It's the year 2054 in an alternate Indian society where women are worshipped and...
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On May 5th, Sarah Dessen released her 12th book, Saint Anything . You can...
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Join us for Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Tech Week Film Festival! The Teen Tech...
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We have 8 winners! The judges for the 50+ Short Story Contest for 2017...
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Looking for a book club to join? The Blackburn Hamlet Round Table Book Chat...
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Ontario Scene is being presented by the National Arts Centre from April 29 to...
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Do you want to blog for OPL about your favourite teen reads and authors?...
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Looking for an atmospheric and spooky book to kick off your Fall reading? Then...
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On October 29, I had the opportunity to attend the Teen Author Fest event...
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A Book of Spirits and Thieves was my first read my Morgan Rhodes and...
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 29 for a free public event for all...
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I recently had the pleasure of attending this year’s Teen Author Fest at the...
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I am positively drowning in books to read right now. I know it’s not...
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