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

23/11/2020
Toy Mountain Drop-off Locations at the Library This year, the Beaverbrook Branch and the...
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Photo of music editing station, with music keyboard, Mac Pro, monitor and accessories.
14/05/2018
If you’ve been to the Teen Zone of Ruth E. Dickinson branch lately, you...
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01/04/2020
Using Libby is easy and you only need your library card, a device and...
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30/03/2020
The timing is perfect for a closer look at all of the features found...
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24/02/2020
The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax...
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24/01/2020
Want to learn more about Ottawa's rich history? Learn more about OPL's Heritage Month celebrations.
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26/09/2019
At Ruth E. Dickinson we have discovered that our Hold wraps can be recycled...
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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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24/07/2019
OPL Accessibility Services is excited to announce the launch of an accessible wayfinding app...
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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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Return of the Paint Night
15/08/2019
Would you like to become an artist overnight? We have an easy solution. Join...
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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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27/06/2019
2019 Teen Advisory Group Art Contest Information The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the...
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Synapcity
07/06/2019
Residents of Barrhaven, how do you feel about our community? On any given day...
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RED
05/06/2019
. We are excited about early literacy at Ruth E. Dickinson and now have...
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This image is of OPL's guest blogger, Stephanie Plante.
19/03/2019
I won’t lie; when I saw the next branch in our library project was...
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22/05/2019
On Wednesday, May 22, over 60 babies from Barrhaven, Manotick, and Riverside South, joined...
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22/05/2019
Calling all knitters, crocheters, and other yarn handicrafters of Barrhaven! If you’ve been looking...
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02/05/2019
Many of us make use of the internet every day, but we might not...
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