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

PLEASE NOTE: Museum and other access passes are not currently available due to operational...
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Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) are teaming up and...
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Some lucky visitors to the Greely branch got to witness the various stages of...
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3 images of Science DVDs that are part of the grade 4 Science list
It’s hard to believe that we’re now only one month away from the start...
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3 images of animal documentaries that are in the blog list
Do you enjoy watching animal documentaries like Planet Earth ? Well, good news because...
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Imagine a time when instead of paying high prices for produce shipped from all...
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The Stittsville Branch Plant Swap was a success! Gardening enthusiasts arrived as we opened...
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Are you digging out some perennials? Have you started too many plants from seed?...
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Recently, I have been watching a new video webseries called the Brain Scoop ...
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Stones of the New Consciousness Robert Simmons has given us a guide through the...
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February 22, 2014 - 1:00pm DROP IN! The Ordovician sea that once covered Ottawa...
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Spaceship / Fusée
Every year, the library offers free programs for school age children as part of...
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September 23rd is National Tree Day, and the City of Ottawa is launching the...
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While studying to become a librarian, I took off for six months to be...
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A person walks along pathway with fruit overhanging.
Have you been eyeing your garden, wondering what to plant next? Are you wishing...
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Science Literacy Week , which runs from September 19 to 25, 2016, is a...
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