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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Happy Back to School Everyone! Wait a second… summer’s over already? I can’t believe...
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It's the year 2054 in an alternate Indian society where women are worshipped and...
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Last week, Nepean High School, Earl of March Secondary School, and Notre Dame High...
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Earlier this year Carlingwood library’s Teen Advisory Group had special guest, Nicole Burton come...
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Some members of the Carlingwood Community told us their favourite Canadian authors...come and tell...
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So, Sarah is dead. And she’s pretty angry about it. She believes she dies...
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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only...
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