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

Leave a question on the blog by 12:00 p.m on Monday, October 7th, and it just might be answered during the event
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Please join us at the Beaverbrook Branch on Wednesday, October 2nd at 2:00pm as...
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Mark your calendar for this great free family event! On Saturday February 9th at...
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We are thrilled to announce the 11 amazing authors who will headline the 2018...
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Review by Isabella W, Carlingwood branch Teen Advisory Group member. Don't miss out! Sarah...
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Posted on behalf of Dalia.H., Carlingwood Teen Advisory Group member. Erin Bow’s The Scorpion...
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“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” - Carl Sagan Not many people...
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It's the year 2054 in an alternate Indian society where women are worshipped and...
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“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” -Walter...
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As part of our 50+ Short Story Contest , we asked local author and...
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Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry,...
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As part of OPL’s yearlong celebration of storytelling and in line with the theme...
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Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and hearing S. J. Laidlaw speak...
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Looking for an atmospheric and spooky book to kick off your Fall reading? Then...
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Leah Bobet is coming to town... for this year's Teen Author Fest! Her latest...
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On October 29, I had the opportunity to attend the Teen Author Fest event...
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A Book of Spirits and Thieves was my first read my Morgan Rhodes and...
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Tonight is the big night! Natale Ghent, Megan Crewe, and Morgan Rhodes are in...
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In the wee hours of the morning, two of your awesome Teen Services Librarians...
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Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 29 for a free public event for all...
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