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

Traveling this summer? OPL is proud to announce the addition of The Growler to...
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I found a couple of gems on the 2nd floor at Centrepointe. While they are non fiction they could sneak down to the fiction shelves and feel right at home.
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Je viens de finir Du bon usage des étoiles de Dominique Fortier, un roman historique sur la dernière tentative de Sir John Franklin de conquérir le passage du Nord-Ouest en 1845. L’histoire, bien imaginée par l’auteure, passe des navires de l’expédition aux salons du grand monde, et donne un aperçu des pensées de divers personnages, y compris :
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The first time I visited Mexico City, I felt overwhelmed. The population is somewhere...
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Everyone is a tourist somewhere! Whether you are planning a trip, looking for inspiration,...
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Voici des guides de voyage ... pour vous aider à planifier votre prochaine excursion,...
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Road Trip! / Balades en voiture!
Summer is coming and it’s the season for road trips! Take your time, wander,...
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In recent years, the summer staycation has become a popular trend. It allows a...
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For the next installment of the Ottawa Staycation series, we will take a trip...
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