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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Staff Blogs

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) put out a call for nominations in early...
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2019 Teen Advisory Group Art Contest Information The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the...
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The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is excited to announce new magazine titles that will...
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Girls+ Rock Ottawa image and logo
Pas besoin d’être musicien pour avoir un impact dans l’industrie de la musique! Samedi...
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Hello lovelies, The countdown has begun. Every breath and step we take brings us...
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On May 5th, Sarah Dessen released her 12th book, Saint Anything . You can...
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The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch of the Ottawa...
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Join us for Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Tech Week Film Festival! The Teen Tech...
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Out and about downtown Ottawa for Winterlude, and in need of a warm-up? Join...
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Have your say in the design of a new, youth-led mural for the exterior...
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Don’t know what to read next? Go check out some of the following instagram...
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Allow me to introduce myself. My favourite pastimes include; reading and writing (poetry is...
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un tunnel dans l'ombre, qui mène vers la sortie?
The staff at Ruth E. Dickinson is busy planning its first ever Escape Room!...
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A collage of some of the artwork created by Ridgmont High School students.
Last week, Alta Vista was excited to be visited by two art classes from...
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This past Thursday, I left my busy schedule to attend the Library's Teen Tech...
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Over the last decade the pending death of books has been much ballyhooed (yes,...
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Teens! You could win one of 6 pairs of tickets to see Marvel Universe...
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Every year, the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library publish a collection of winning...
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While the rest of Ottawa settled in for a regular Thursday evening, young directors...
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June is National Aboriginal History Month and it is an opportunity to honour the...
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