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

11/05/2020
Activities with the Letter N Hi, everyone! Here are some fun low-tech activities for...
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Picture of Inuit author Sheila Watt-Cloutier
25/03/2020
I recently read Sheila Watt-Cloutier's book, The right to be Cold: One Woman's Story...
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21/03/2020
Staying active, and being outside are crucial to our health. We don't have a...
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19/03/2020
Who doesn't love a good Mo Willems book? My genre is humour, and that's...
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10/10/2019
Mosaïque Interculturelle presents their 2nd Book Fair, which will take place on Friday, October...
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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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This image is of OPL's guest blogger, Stephanie Plante.
06/08/2019
For minority linguistic groups, places like libraries, schools, hospitals, media and community centres are...
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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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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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31/03/2017
C’est presque le temps de la cabane à sucre! Venez vous sucrer le bec...
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24/01/2017
Il peut être difficile de discuter de sujets sérieux avec les enfants; la mort,...
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Succursale Vanier branch
19/01/2015
Quelques minutes de l'émission « J’habite ici » à Vanier ont été filmées à...
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OPL mini-bookmobile at its launch event June 3
29/06/2015
The OPL's mini-bookmobile will be attending a great upcoming communtiy event: entitled " C...
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