Current In-Person Services

18/11/2020

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: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/updates-new-branch-reopening-dates

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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07/07/2020
It is wonderful to see all the shiny new library items coming in –...
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04/09/2020
As you’re probably already aware, we offer the streaming services Hoopla and Kanopy for...
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05/08/2020
Quaranstream: Five Fantastically Infectious Korean Films As you’re probably already aware, we offer the...
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01/05/2020
May 4th is coming up, and it’s Start Wars day! Because of its similarity...
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04/05/2020
“Laughter is the best medicine” - Multiple sources Sick of all the Covid news?...
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13/05/2020
Did you ever wonder where authors get their ideas? Have you ever dreamed of...
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10/09/2019
New Indigenous Film Series launches at OPL
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21/07/2015
When a new season of a TV show is released, do you tend to...
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29/07/2019
OPL is always on the lookout for affordable and attractive resources that you will...
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27/05/2019
Join us for fun events to celebrate some of the different cultures that make...
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30/04/2019
That's right everyone, the Main branch and Ottawa Bad Movie Nights are pleased to...
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25/04/2019
Don’t have plans for Friday night yet? Check out the OPL Reel Youth Film Festival !
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04/04/2019
Do you love films? Do you love celebrating young talent? We do too! Ottawa...
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17/12/2018
As winter is settling in, it’s that time of year where curling up with...
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25/08/2018
For September, the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be hosting the...
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21/08/2018
In celebrating Capital Pride 2018, OPL reached out to Ottawa's LGBTQIA2 community to get...
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27/07/2018
For the month of August, the Ottawa Public Library will be celebrating Pride with...
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3 images of Science DVDs that are part of the grade 4 Science list
02/08/2018
It’s hard to believe that we’re now only one month away from the start...
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01/03/2018
Inspired after watching the 2018 Winter Olympics? Looking forward to March Madness, the start...
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12/02/2018
The indefatigable and innovative work of Black screenwriters and directors past and present has...
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