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

Hi there! Hope you all had a good week. It's Monday, and I'm back...
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Hi there. Do you like to cook? Do you take home stacks of cookbooks...
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Do you need to separate your perennials? Did you start too many seeds? Join...
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We've planted some seeds, so that we can watch them grow together! We're hoping...
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The Ottawa Public Library is partnering with Canada Revenue Agency to offer free tax...
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This year, Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019. Across Canada,...
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Join us on World Alzheimer's Day - Saturday, September 21st - from 10 am...
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This summer, kids are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, to...
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Hey there, new University and College Graduates! Welcome to the real world :) Pop...
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Don’t have plans for Friday night yet? Check out the OPL Reel Youth Film Festival !
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Do you love films? Do you love celebrating young talent? We do too! Ottawa...
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Financial Literacy is about being smart with your money. Join us for informational sessions...
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Are you thinking of starting your family tree, or do you need a little...
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This is a fun photo of some Saturday 'regulars' at the Stittsville Branch. I...
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Saturday, March 2nd from 12-4pm: Join us for the launch of our annual Seed...
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Cozy up by our fireplace and KNIT a BIT! All knitters are invited to...
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This high school exam season come study at OPL! High school exam season means...
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It's a winter wonderland out there. The school busses are cancelled, it's exam week...
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Come in and see what we are doing! It could be crafts, board games...
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We received a special gift from a secret holiday elf on Saturday, December 8th...
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