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

09/10/2018
We are thrilled to announce the 11 amazing authors who will headline the 2018...
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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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01/12/2017
Reminder: the deadline to submit a poem, a short story, or a comic is...
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13/10/2017
As part of OPL’s yearlong celebration of storytelling and in line with the theme...
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20/10/2017
Normally when it comes to a book about dragons, I would just yell "DRAGONS!"...
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09/05/2017
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing S. J. Laidlaw speak...
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07/05/2015
We are very excited to welcome award winning Canadian authors Susin Nielsen and Susan...
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13/10/2015
We’ve had a great year to date, learning all about the craft of writing...
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22/10/2015
Looking for an atmospheric and spooky book to kick off your Fall reading? Then...
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26/10/2015
Leah Bobet is coming to town... for this year's Teen Author Fest! Her latest...
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04/11/2015
On October 29, I had the opportunity to attend the Teen Author Fest event...
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12/11/2015
A Book of Spirits and Thieves was my first read my Morgan Rhodes and...
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16/11/2015
Tonight is the big night! Natale Ghent, Megan Crewe, and Morgan Rhodes are in...
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19/05/2016
In the wee hours of the morning, two of your awesome Teen Services Librarians...
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12/10/2016
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 29 for a free public event for all...
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27/10/2016
In a world where high school means straining deadlines, burdening tests, and the daunting...
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