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

29/01/2014
There is still space to register for the Every Child Ready to Read programs...
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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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Book cover of What If Zen Gardens....
12/10/2018
Join a free four-week poetry workshop led by an experienced poet and playwright.
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27/05/2019
Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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27/05/2019
Learn about the rights and responsibilities of older adults, under Ontario law.
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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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04/01/2019
This high school exam season come study at OPL! High school exam season means...
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26/01/2018
Pax by Sarah Pennypacker Have you ever had a dog? Can you imagine abandoning...
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03/04/2018
Shadow By Michael Morpurgo On the eve of his deportation from England, a young...
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26/01/2018
Neuromancer by William Gibson Thirty years ago, the Internet didn’t exist and neither did...
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04/12/2017
Frog Music By Emma Donoghue In the year 1876, just after the gold rush...
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04/04/2018
The History of Bees Maja Lunde Imagine a world with no bees. Sound good?...
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05/07/2018
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore What is the value of a woman’s life?...
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29/06/2018
The Book of Dust trilogy Book 1 : La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman...
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12/06/2018
Theft by Finding Diaries 1977 – 2002 By David Sedaris In this collection of...
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12/04/2018
Join us for workshops on how to start a business, how to open a...
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03/04/2018
The Boy Who Knew Too Much Cathy Byrd What would you say if your...
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06/04/2018
Braving the Wilderness Brené Brown If I could sum up Brown’s message in one...
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