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

children's books with kindness bookmark
12/03/2020
The Osgoode Sparks are spreading kindness at the Osgoode branch! The Sparks have tucked...
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volunteers showing 35 red scarves
27/11/2019
On December 1st, World AIDS Day, the AIDS Committee of Ottawa will place red...
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01/10/2019
The Ottawa Public Library provides service to the entirety of Ottawa. As such, our...
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05/09/2019
The Ottawa Public Library provides service to the entirety of Ottawa. As such, our...
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07/08/2019
The Ottawa Public Library provides service to the entirety of Ottawa. As such, our...
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18/07/2019
OPL is once again helping the Caring and Sharing Exchange with the collection of...
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26/06/2019
The Ottawa Public Library provides service to the entirety of Ottawa. As such, our...
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27/05/2019
Running for Election, registering and voting in an election are all democratic rights. If...
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This image shows Dawn Dumont's book cover, Glass Beads, as well as the logo for One eRead Canada.
29/05/2019
June is Indigenous History Month. And this year, readers are invited to read Glass...
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Synapcity
07/06/2019
Residents of Barrhaven, how do you feel about our community? On any given day...
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Inspire 555 logo
14/05/2019
Until June 5, please share your thoughts and comments – online – about major...
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This is an image of Stephanie Plante, OPL's guest blogger
14/12/2018
Stéphanie Plante is an OPL guest blogger and a great library supporter. In 2017,...
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21/06/2018
Are you wanting to drive political change and make a difference in your community?...
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The Library's Soapbox Derby at the Picnic in the park
06/09/2018
The Manotick Branch Library participated in the Community of Manotick's Picnic-in-the-Park 2018 and the...
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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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