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

07/02/2020
It’s time to start thinking about Tax Planning! For low to moderate income earners,...
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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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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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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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04/01/2019
This high school exam season come study at OPL! High school exam season means...
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animated ballerina and coloured drums
07/11/2018
Computer coding is alive at Emerald Plaza this fall. In September, the After School...
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10/09/2018
Our visitors are admiring the Folded Books Art Display at Emerald Plaza. These inspiring...
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05/07/2018
Here are the latest Cozy Mysteries I have read : Death in the Stacks...
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05/06/2018
Staff at Emerald Plaza are eagerly getting ready for the TD Summer Reading Club...
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22/04/2018
Want strategies, tips and advice and answers to your questions to help you with...
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16/04/2018
The teen section at the Emerald Plaza branch was in need of a little...
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21/02/2018
Learn about income security programs. Get answers to the following: What is considered low-income?...
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17/03/2018
With the end of spring break, our popular Homework Club is back. We continue...
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02/11/2016
Below are books, ebooks, websites, and streaming videos on interview skills!
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14/06/2017
Come in today to find our 3 hidden treasures and you could win our...
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14/02/2017
Thanks to the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library and their successful used book...
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12/04/2013
Fifty Shades of Chicken by FL Fowler is a recipe book for gourmands, creative...
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12/07/2013
I can’t help but have the Doors song “Break on Through to the Other...
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