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    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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The Daily Show, an Oral History by Chris Smith For those of you who...
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I was frankly surprised by how much I enjoyed Chris Kyle’s memoir. It is...
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“If music be the food of love, play on; Give me excess of it;...
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Programs and events: Asian Heritage Month - An Evening of Japanese Choral Music and...
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Registration for the Ottawa Public Library TD Summer Reading Club begins on June 15,...
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Summer is coming and it’s the season for road trips! Take your time, wander,...
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I used to be such a fan of Gore Vidal that I even visited...
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The OPL is pleased to partner again with the Great Canadian Theatre Company to...
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Hi! I'm Kiran, one of the Teen Bloggers in Residence for OPL's fall term,...
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If you are looking for advice or a self-help book, this isn’t the book...
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