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

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It is wonderful to see all the shiny new library items coming in –...
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As you’re probably already aware, we offer the streaming services Hoopla and Kanopy for...
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Quaranstream: Five Fantastically Infectious Korean Films As you’re probably already aware, we offer the...
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May 4th is coming up, and it’s Start Wars day! Because of its similarity...
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“Laughter is the best medicine” - Multiple sources Sick of all the Covid news?...
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Did you ever wonder where authors get their ideas? Have you ever dreamed of...
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New Indigenous Film Series launches at OPL
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When a new season of a TV show is released, do you tend to...
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OPL is always on the lookout for affordable and attractive resources that you will...
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Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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That's right everyone, the Main branch and Ottawa Bad Movie Nights are pleased to...
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Don’t have plans for Friday night yet? Check out the OPL Reel Youth Film Festival !
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Do you love films? Do you love celebrating young talent? We do too! Ottawa...
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As winter is settling in, it’s that time of year where curling up with...
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For September, the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be hosting the...
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In celebrating Capital Pride 2018, OPL reached out to Ottawa's LGBTQIA2 community to get...
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For the month of August, the Ottawa Public Library will be celebrating Pride with...
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It’s hard to believe that we’re now only one month away from the start...
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Inspired after watching the 2018 Winter Olympics? Looking forward to March Madness, the start...
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The indefatigable and innovative work of Black screenwriters and directors past and present has...
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