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

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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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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19/01/2016
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” - Carl Sagan Not many people...
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