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

03/03/2020
A three-part series of professional workshops to help you advance your career. Each workshop...
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02/11/2018
November 4 to 10, the Ottawa Public Library invites you to celebrate the vibrancy...
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17/05/2018
Great news! The Ottawa Public Library just added about 200 new Chinese eBook titles...
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17/05/2014
Many Canadians, both new and already established, look for the opportunity to practice and...
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24/01/2017
Il peut être difficile de discuter de sujets sérieux avec les enfants; la mort,...
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02/12/2010
Tense Buster is an ESL program which focuses on helping students improve their reading,...
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10/12/2010
Is your first language Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, (Cantonese and Mandarin), or other languages...
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10/12/2010
Library settlement Workers (LSWs) provide in person, one-on-one assistance to help newcomer families as...
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02/12/2010
Library Settlement Workers (LSWs) provide in person, one-on-one assistance to help newcomer families as...
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07/01/2011
To become a Canadian citizen you must pass the Canadian Citizenship Test. Ottawa Public...
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02/02/2011
The Library Settlement Workers (LSWs) will be happy to help you go through the...
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04/12/2012
For the next six months, the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be displaying an...
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07/06/2014
On Saturday, June 21st, the Blackburn Hamlet Branch will be hosting a Celebration of...
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29/09/2015
Getting ready for your first time voting in a Canadian federal election? Have recent...
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09/10/2015
Are you a new or infrequent voter preparing to vote in the upcoming federal...
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05/01/2016
On behalf of all of us at the Ottawa Public Library, we would like...
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12/04/2016
Thank you so much to all our volunteers for all their hard work and...
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08/09/2016
"Since 1950, the adult literacy rate at the world level has increased by 5...
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17/09/2016
When you think outside the box, you get to the Fringe! The Ottawa Public...
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11/10/2016
OPL celebrates Canada’s Citizenship Week from October 10-16, 2016. This week is intended to...
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