• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile 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

05/10/2020
In these strange and unusual times, Ottawa Public Library is thrilled to partner with...
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09/10/2020
Ottawa’s film, television, and animation industry is a vibrant sector contributing over $100 million...
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01/05/2020
May 4th is coming up, and it’s Start Wars day! Because of its similarity...
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30/01/2020
March Break is just around the corner! And we are offering fun, educational, and...
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13/03/2020
The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) put out a call for nominations in early...
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image is of old televisions accopanied with text that states "DAISY" by Sean Levine
05/03/2020
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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03/03/2020
It is with sadness that we have learned of Gatineau author and editor Michel...
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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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Nancy Burke at the Manotick Branch
27/02/2020
We have an unusual mix for this month's Artist of the Month for the...
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31/12/2019
Family Literacy Day was created in 1999 by ABC Life literacy Canada. It’s a...
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Photo of Local Music CDs at OPL
20/01/2020
Just letting you all in on some Local Music purchases I made in the...
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Couverture de livres en espagnol
13/12/2019
The Ottawa public Library has now added Spanish e-books and e-audio to our digital...
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Patsy's art display at Manotick
08/01/2020
The month of January has an independent artist displaying her works exploring a wide...
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02/01/2020
The first Paint Night held at the Munster library was alot of fun. I...
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cottagers and indians banner
08/11/2019
Stages and Pages is an ongoing partnership created between the Ottawa Public Library (OPL)...
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03/12/2019
The Manotick Branch has hosted its third Annual Community Art Challenge. Who knew we...
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07/11/2019
On November 7, 2017, Ottawa Public Library (OPL) introduced the Sun Life Financial Musical...
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The Art of Quilling
05/12/2019
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon at the North Gower library learning...
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Festive Origami Trees
04/12/2019
Origami can seem a little intimidating at first trying to master what looks like...
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Manotick Art Association group exhibit
30/11/2019
The Manotick Art Association is having its group art exhibit at the Manotick Branch...
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