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

28/02/2020
Each year the Audio Publishers Association honors the best titles in audio publishing at...
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16/07/2019
For Canada Day this year, we put together a list of 13 recommended books;...
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This image shows a map of Canada with the chosen book covers for each province depicted in the blog post.
02/07/2019
For Canada Day this year, we put together a list of 13 recommended books;...
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10/10/2017
What new titles are library staff most looking forward to sharing? If you are...
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18/08/2018
On May 31, the 2018 Audie Award winners were announced. The Audie Awards are...
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The Virgin Trial
05/09/2018
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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15/09/2013
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14/02/2014
If your Regency fiction is beginning to feel a touch bland, may I suggest...
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04/04/2015
Join us on Thursday, April 9th for the second lecture in the Public Intellectual...
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Heart of Iron By Meljean Brooks
27/11/2015
She’s a headstrong young woman with a steel leg who masquerades as a boy-engineer...
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08/08/2016
The Stittsville ArtSpace Wall Gallery is pleased to showcase a special exhibition prepared by...
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25/10/2016
The OPL is pleased to partner again with the Great Canadian Theatre Company to...
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