Current In-Person Services


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:

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

As I was trolling for Halloween ideas in our catalogue, I came across some...
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Beijing Taxi , one of the titles featured in our Taxi Driver list is...
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At the end of a long work week, I had a great time reading...
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Decades ago a cowboy named Roy Rogers was a horse whisperer in a time...
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The library is full of fascinating ideas and occurrences, concepts that a person is...
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A subject search on our web catalogue yields many results for online dating. The...
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In their modern form, comics are accessible and anything but immature, or some “lowly”...
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Globe & Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson was awarded the $50,000 Donner Prize for Chronic...
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Get ready for a clown-filled mash-up of Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Anne of Green...
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Hark, valorous readers, taketh heed that the present day wilt beest thy last chance...
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Ontario Scene is being presented by the National Arts Centre from April 29 to...
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Father's Day! / La fête des Pères!
Don’t forget to celebrate dad this weekend! Then check out this list of inspirational...
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When you get back from the dog park why not curl up with your...
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Everyone is a tourist somewhere! Whether you are planning a trip, looking for inspiration,...
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Well, actually, yes , but the Application is called Life, & in life you...
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colouring book / livre à colorier
You may have noticed, it has become a bit of a thing, so as...
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Influential artist David Bowie died after a courageously hard fought & long battle with...
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So you wonder what's the deal about the Panama Papers? Why is it that...
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