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

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07/07/2020
It is wonderful to see all the shiny new library items coming in –...
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27/07/2020
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23/03/2020
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26/03/2020
The Ottawa Public Library has some great resources for business that are accessible from...
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29/05/2020
Do you miss browsing the latest magazines at the library or at the grocery...
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01/05/2020
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23/04/2020
Going stir crazy stuck in the house? Why not stir up a new dish?...
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25/04/2020
Love reading magazines? Try the Library’s online resources for magazines and newspapers, with thousands...
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08/04/2020
Did you know that the Ottawa Public Library offers free access to a variety...
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Preview of the PressReader app.
30/03/2020
You can read literally thousands of newspapers and magazines around Canada and the world...
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