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

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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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A Quick Bite By Lynsay Sands Cover Image
04/11/2015
He’s a 1980s punk-rock vampire who’s given up the will to live... She’s a...
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You Are Happy
18/09/2017
The OPL is pleased to partner again with the Great Canadian Theatre Company to...
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06/11/2017
I have never seen Rebecca Northan’s “Blind Date”, and neither have you. In fact,...
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20/12/2012
Nous avons demandé à Christina et Marjolaine, des usagers réguliers des succursales Vernon et...
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20/12/2012
We asked Christina and Marjolaine, regular customers at Vernon and North Gloucester: What Did...
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13/02/2013
Zen in the Art of Relationship Reading Valentine’s Day is a time when we...
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02/09/2013
A subject search on our web catalogue yields many results for online dating. The...
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04/12/2013
Jojo Moyes has put together a fine novel of moral dilemma- the balance between...
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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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27/05/2015
I was so excited when I found out that The Selection series was going...
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27/10/2015
He's a vampire with a taste for danger and O positive... She's a fairy/were-badger...
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30/10/2015
She’s a book-smart werewolf princess who wants a new life...He’s a hot-headed Alpha were-lion...
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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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03/02/2016
He’s a cursed practiser of the dark arts with a taste for chocolate and...
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26/05/2016
En vue de la sortie du film Me Before You , inspiré du roman...
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26/05/2016
In anticipation of the upcoming release of Me Before You , based on the...
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MIDNIGHT RESCUE
11/10/2016
She’s an elite ex-FBI agent who’s been undercover so long she can’t remember when...
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