• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    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

12/05/2020
Ancestry Canada features two new Ancestry Extra presentations every week on Tuesday and Thursday...
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19/07/2019
Are you wanting to learn more about the new tools for exploring the mysteries...
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12/04/2019
On Friday, April 12th, the Beaverbrook Branch celebrated the launch of its new Digitization...
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19/03/2019
Morbid as it may seem, obituaries can be a genealogist's favourite reading material. Not...
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08/04/2019
Thinking about starting your family tree, or researching the history of your house? Wondering...
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01/04/2019
Are you thinking of starting your family tree, or do you need a little...
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07/03/2019
March Break Activity Friday March 15th 2-3:30 Family History for the Whole Family at...
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20/09/2018
Have you been following #askalibrarian on Twitter but would really prefer to #askalibrarian in...
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10/08/2018
If you are doing genealogy or local history research in Ottawa, you won't want...
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15/01/2018
Born a slave in Kentucky in 1848, Paul Barber learned to train and care...
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25/01/2018
Budding genealogist? Or an old hand? Either way, OPL's genealogy collection has lots of...
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05/05/2017
Did you think “infotainment” started with The Daily Show? Hardly . . . Canadians...
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09/08/2017
What did Grandma (or Great-Grandma) have for dinner? If you’re lucky you might have...
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29/06/2017
1927 was another big year for Canada – the Diamond Jubilee, our sixtieth birthday...
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06/06/2017
Hey, Ottawa foodies! You may know where to find the best gelato, but have...
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Photo from book Our Heroes in the Great World War
09/11/2017
A remarkable publication from 1919 that gives us photographs and brief service details for...
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12/10/2017
There weren't a lot of stores in this area 200 years ago. If you...
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12/09/2017
To celebrate the 225 th Anniversary of the founding of Nepean Township, the Nepean...
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05/09/2017
Calling all history fans! Come to the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library...
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02/10/2017
Enjoy a full morning of genealogy with experts Lesley Anderson and Glenn Wright! Genealogy...
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