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

07/02/2020
Ottawa Public Library is offering food programs that focus on practical tips for healthy eating delivered by Registered Dietitians.
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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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11/09/2019
This year, Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019. Across Canada,...
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18/07/2019
OPL is once again helping the Caring and Sharing Exchange with the collection of...
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27/05/2019
Running for Election, registering and voting in an election are all democratic rights. If...
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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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27/05/2019
Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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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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25/03/2019
Financial Literacy is about being smart with your money. Join us for informational sessions...
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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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31/10/2018
November is Remembrance Month, and it has special significance this year as we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
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03/10/2013
We are celebrating our wonderful community-created mural on our stairwell designed by Wild Pigments...
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Digital Bookmobile
10/07/2017
The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be hosting the Digital Bookmobile National Tour on...
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25/09/2013
Every Wednesday during fall and winter terms a 20 minute café followed by a...
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16/09/2013
Join us for mother-daughter reading groups at Sunnyside Library. There are three groups: one...
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Lego rover
09/07/2014
Do you love Lego? Well the kids at Sunnyside Branch sure do! Friday afternoons...
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18/07/2014
The children at Sunnyside Branch have been channeling their inner Jackson Pollock making a...
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24/07/2014
We had another fantastic crafty day at the Sunnyside Library, with our All Tangled...
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