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

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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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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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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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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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 hundred reasons you should read The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett ... Number...
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Summer is finally winding down and although we are enjoying these last few weeks...
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Digital Bookmobile
The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be hosting the Digital Bookmobile National Tour on...
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Whether you listen during your commute, while you exercise, to unwind after your workday,...
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The next Big Library Read is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. From June...
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A review by Robin Gallagher, Librarian. In my mother’s kitchen, pie-making was a full...
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