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

18/05/2016
I have often joked with my friends that I can’t afford my reading habit...
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19/11/2018
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19/01/2016
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09/06/2016
You may recently have seen the news (trending, of course), that Disney is interested...
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14/04/2018
Calling all visitors to the Main Branch: Stop by the 1st floor information hub...
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03/02/2018
Out and about downtown Ottawa for Winterlude, and in need of a warm-up? Join...
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11/10/2017
The United Nations have declared October 11 th to be the International Day of...
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27/10/2014
As Hawksley Workman sings in “ Autumn’s Here ”, I think that ghosts like...
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20/10/2014
It’s Ontario Public Library Week! While there is plenty to talk about on the...
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19/08/2014
Long after you’ve left school, this time of year may still leave you with...
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14/07/2014
For readers looking for that perfect historical romance for the beach or cottage this...
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03/07/2014
Binge-watching meets Jane Austen in the Emmy Award-winning YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries...
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18/06/2014
This time of year, I find myself remembering long summer afternoons spent under a...
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10/06/2014
Marjorie Hillis’ Live Alone and Like It is the best guide to living I...
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27/05/2014
Looking for a perfect sci-fi summer read? Look no further than The Summer Prince...
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17/05/2014
Many Canadians, both new and already established, look for the opportunity to practice and...
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01/05/2014
When times are hard, we must keep calm and carry on – keep a...
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06/08/2014
I have nothing but admiration for gardeners. Their vision and apparently infinite patience place...
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28/03/2017
Come to the Main Branch at 11 a.m. from Monday, March 27-Thursday, March 30...
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10/01/2017
With a title like Blueprint for Revolution – How to Use Rice Pudding, Lego...
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