• Current In-Person Services


    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

Many Ottawa residents are reading Crow Winter this month, as OPL offers unlimited access...
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Ottawa Public Library staff members hope you and your loved ones are all safe...
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Ottawa Public Health has recommended that all residents of Ottawa practice social distancing ...
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ecouteurs et fleurs
Avez-vous vos livres audionumériques pour les vacances? Ils sont incontournables dans la voiture, au...
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Each year the Audio Publishers Association honors the best titles in audio publishing at...
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Your access to eBooks is in jeopardy Ottawa Public Library is committed to providing...
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The Ottawa Public Library provides service to the entirety of Ottawa. As such, our...
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Bluefire Reader is no longer available in the Google Play Store. Customers who already...
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This image shows Dawn Dumont's book cover, Glass Beads, as well as the logo for One eRead Canada.
June is Indigenous History Month. And this year, readers are invited to read Glass...
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OPL is happy to offer over 150 new French eBooks for all ages available...
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On May 31, the 2018 Audie Award winners were announced. The Audie Awards are...
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Have you ever been curious as to what books your library staff are reading?...
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Cantook Station
Update - February 28 : We hope you are enjoying the new and improved...
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With your library card from the Ottawa Public Library, you can access amazing (and...
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Hello lovelies, The countdown has begun. Every breath and step we take brings us...
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David Robertson's 7 Generations is an excellent Canadian teen graphic novel series. Robertson's illustrates...
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Throughout July and August we celebrated Canadian authors and storytelling initiatives as part of...
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Great news! The Ottawa Public Library just added about 200 new Chinese eBook titles...
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The Ottawa Public Library now has a collection of French eAudio! Visit the catalogue...
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The hundred reasons you should read The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett ... Number...
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