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

16/10/2012
As I was trolling for Halloween ideas in our catalogue, I came across some...
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18/01/2013
Beijing Taxi , one of the titles featured in our Taxi Driver list is...
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19/02/2013
At the end of a long work week, I had a great time reading...
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07/05/2013
Decades ago a cowboy named Roy Rogers was a horse whisperer in a time...
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11/06/2013
The library is full of fascinating ideas and occurrences, concepts that a person is...
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02/09/2013
A subject search on our web catalogue yields many results for online dating. The...
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08/05/2013
In their modern form, comics are accessible and anything but immature, or some “lowly”...
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26/04/2013
Globe & Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson was awarded the $50,000 Donner Prize for Chronic...
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21/11/2014
Get ready for a clown-filled mash-up of Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Anne of Green...
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31/03/2015
Hark, valorous readers, taketh heed that the present day wilt beest thy last chance...
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22/04/2015
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!
12/06/2015
Don’t forget to celebrate dad this weekend! Then check out this list of inspirational...
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25/08/2015
When you get back from the dog park why not curl up with your...
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29/09/2015
Everyone is a tourist somewhere! Whether you are planning a trip, looking for inspiration,...
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22/10/2015
Well, actually, yes , but the Application is called Life, & in life you...
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colouring book / livre à colorier
04/12/2015
You may have noticed, it has become a bit of a thing, so as...
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14/01/2016
Influential artist David Bowie died after a courageously hard fought & long battle with...
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06/04/2016
So you wonder what's the deal about the Panama Papers? Why is it that...
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