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

Kendare Blake will be at the Nepean Centrepoint branch on Wednesday, October 30 at 7 pm to give a talk on her writing process and popular YA novels.
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June 1812. In the blink of an eye, Lady Helen Wrexhall’s life is forever...
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Take a stroll though 1890s Romania with me... There we'll meet Dacia and Lou,...
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A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro Jamie Watson has always felt a special...
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At the age of four, Nicola Cavan’s mother vanished. Over a decade later, her...
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As the daughter of the CEO of one of India's largest banks, Grace lives...
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Two days ago, Raymie Clarke's father left her and her mother for a dental...
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**Disclaimer: In light of the recent events in Orlando, the following subject matter could...
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