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

A Quick Bite By Lynsay Sands Cover Image
04/11/2015
He’s a 1980s punk-rock vampire who’s given up the will to live... She’s a...
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24/07/2013
It took me over half my life to take a Stephen King novel home...
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12/09/2013
I've just finished reading Cary Fagan's A Bird's Eye , published last month by...
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28/05/2013
Inspired by the recent announcement that short story writer Lydia Davis has won the...
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05/10/2013
From October 20 th to 26 th , it's Ontario Public Library week! That...
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17/11/2013
If the title of this book makes you inclined to give it a miss,...
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16/11/2013
Margaret Atwood’s imaginative The Penelopiad provides an alternative interpretation of the events that occurred...
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20/01/2014
Having walked by this book entitled "Ack-ack Macaque" quite often, I was very intrigued...
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20/02/2014
Looking for a book club to join? The Blackburn Hamlet Round Table Book Chat...
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14/02/2014
If your Regency fiction is beginning to feel a touch bland, may I suggest...
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17/03/2014
I think I stumbled upon this book while searching for something else, and even...
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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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10/06/2015
(crossposted at Apartment 613 ) Now that summer is on its way, with the...
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30/10/2015
She’s a book-smart werewolf princess who wants a new life...He’s a hot-headed Alpha were-lion...
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Heart of Iron By Meljean Brooks
27/11/2015
She’s a headstrong young woman with a steel leg who masquerades as a boy-engineer...
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03/02/2016
He’s a cursed practiser of the dark arts with a taste for chocolate and...
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MIDNIGHT RESCUE
11/10/2016
She’s an elite ex-FBI agent who’s been undercover so long she can’t remember when...
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03/10/2016
He’s a semi-retired private investigator, ex-army ranger who just inherited his great-uncle’s ranch back...
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