• 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

18/05/2016
I have often joked with my friends that I can’t afford my reading habit...
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04/09/2020
As you’re probably already aware, we offer the streaming services Hoopla and Kanopy for...
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05/08/2020
Quaranstream: Five Fantastically Infectious Korean Films As you’re probably already aware, we offer the...
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03/03/2020
A three-part series of professional workshops to help you advance your career. Each workshop...
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11/09/2019
This year, Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019. Across Canada,...
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18/07/2019
OPL is once again helping the Caring and Sharing Exchange with the collection of...
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17/06/2019
This summer, kids are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, to...
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27/05/2019
Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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30/04/2019
That's right everyone, the Main branch and Ottawa Bad Movie Nights are pleased to...
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25/04/2019
Don’t have plans for Friday night yet? Check out the OPL Reel Youth Film Festival !
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04/04/2019
Do you love films? Do you love celebrating young talent? We do too! Ottawa...
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29/03/2019
The Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library is hosting its second annual BiblioCon...
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04/01/2019
This high school exam season come study at OPL! High school exam season means...
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14/01/2019
The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is excited to announce new magazine titles that will...
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14/01/2019
La Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO) est ravie d’annoncer les nouvelles revues qui seront disponibles...
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19/11/2018
Come on out to our Book Smack event - where in less than 45...
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06/09/2018
Think Ottawa's history is boring? Let us enlighten you! Join us at the Main...
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25/08/2018
For September, the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be hosting the...
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27/07/2018
For the month of August, the Ottawa Public Library will be celebrating Pride with...
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22/06/2018
Back by popular demand! Join us this summer at the Main Branch on Thursdays...
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