• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile 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

18/08/2020
This past summer has been quite unlike the many we have seen before. With...
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24/01/2020
Want to learn more about Ottawa's rich history? Learn more about OPL's Heritage Month celebrations.
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07/02/2020
It’s time to start thinking about Tax Planning! For low to moderate income earners,...
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23/12/2019
…twas the night before new years, and all through the stacks, Hazeldean staff scurried...
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11/09/2019
This year, Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019. Across Canada,...
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17/06/2019
This summer, kids are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, to...
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04/07/2019
On Saturday June 22, 2019 the Hazeldean Branch of the Ottawa Public Library hosted...
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25/04/2019
Don’t have plans for Friday night yet? Check out the OPL Reel Youth Film Festival !
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04/04/2019
Do you love films? Do you love celebrating young talent? We do too! Ottawa...
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08/01/2019
Have you ever been curious as to what books your library staff are reading?...
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04/01/2019
This high school exam season come study at OPL! High school exam season means...
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12/02/2013
After years of living near a forest the term “edible landscaping” conjures images of deer and rabbits eating my lettuce. Adjusting my thinking to urban living I realize this is what I do in my tiny city yard as neighbours hang on my fence with an amused look and then pick a warm cherry tomato as they leave.
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22/04/2018
Want strategies, tips and advice and answers to your questions to help you with...
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21/02/2018
The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting...
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19/10/2012
The most important investment one can make in life is to invest in good...
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10/04/2013
Alone in the Kitchen with An Eggplant Tidying up in the 641, cookery, section...
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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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25/04/2013
Anne Lamott has written a powerful book, really more like a hardcover essay, likely the most honest and human book of prayer there is. A book to be read in one sitting because you have to and then again in contemplation because you need to. There are stories of prayers uttered on bended knee and those that come from a place that is straight and angry. When you consider how angry God must have been to send The Flood, perhaps strong emotion is acceptable. Meek isn't for everyone.
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09/10/2015
Are you a new or infrequent voter preparing to vote in the upcoming federal...
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30/05/2016
Join us for our 5th annual cultural celebration series being held at Hazeldean Branch...
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