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

06/01/2020
Tu as un penchant pour la littérature franco-canadienne. La série littéraire la Croisée des mots est faite pour toi!
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30/09/2019
Leave a question on the blog by 12:00 p.m on Monday, October 7th, and it just might be answered during the event
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23/09/2019
Please join us at the Beaverbrook Branch on Wednesday, October 2nd at 2:00pm as...
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26/09/2019
Do you have a hankering to discover new Francophone authors ?
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Margaret Atwood et la couverture de son livre Les Testaments
05/09/2019
In celebration of Margaret Atwood’s new novel The Testaments —the sequel to The Handmaid’s...
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12/03/2019
Book Events this March: Inspiration and Laughter on Tap
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07/02/2019
Join us and our partners for two book launches and meet the authors.
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07/02/2019
Bibliophiles and history lovers of Ottawa have at least two reasons to rejoice this...
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21/01/2019
Mark your calendar for this great free family event! On Saturday February 9th at...
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09/10/2018
We are thrilled to announce the 11 amazing authors who will headline the 2018...
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04/10/2018
A compelling fall awaits book lovers across the city! This October, the Ottawa Public Library is hosting innovative and exciting literary events in collaboration with terrific partners.
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18/10/2018
Review by Isabella W, Carlingwood branch Teen Advisory Group member. Don't miss out! Sarah...
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16/10/2017
Posted on behalf of Dalia.H., Carlingwood Teen Advisory Group member. Erin Bow’s The Scorpion...
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19/01/2016
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” - Carl Sagan Not many people...
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10/10/2015
It's the year 2054 in an alternate Indian society where women are worshipped and...
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20/11/2015
“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” -Walter...
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04/05/2018
As part of our 50+ Short Story Contest , we asked local author and...
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01/12/2017
Reminder: the deadline to submit a poem, a short story, or a comic is...
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28/11/2017
Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry,...
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16/10/2017
Join us this fall as we host five exciting events as part of our...
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