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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Activities with the Letter N Hi, everyone! Here are some fun low-tech activities for...
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I recently read Sheila Watt-Cloutier's book, The right to be Cold: One Woman's Story...
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Staying active, and being outside are crucial to our health. We don't have a...
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Who doesn't love a good Mo Willems book? My genre is humour, and that's...
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Mosaïque Interculturelle presents their 2nd Book Fair, which will take place on Friday, October...
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This year, Science Literacy Week runs from September 16 to 22, 2019. Across Canada,...
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For minority linguistic groups, places like libraries, schools, hospitals, media and community centres are...
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This summer, kids are invited to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club, to...
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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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This high school exam season come study at OPL! High school exam season means...
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C’est presque le temps de la cabane à sucre! Venez vous sucrer le bec...
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Il peut être difficile de discuter de sujets sérieux avec les enfants; la mort,...
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Succursale Vanier branch
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
The OPL's mini-bookmobile will be attending a great upcoming communtiy event: entitled " C...
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