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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It is wonderful to see all the shiny new library items coming in –...
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As you may know, the Globe and Mail removed remote access to fully scanned...
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As you can imagine, our phone lines have been busy! InfoService is happy to...
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The Ottawa Public Library has some great resources for business that are accessible from...
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Exciting news for local history buffs and genealogists - The OTTAWA CITIZEN (1845-2010) digital...
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Going stir crazy stuck in the house? Why not stir up a new dish?...
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Love reading magazines? Try the Library’s online resources for magazines and newspapers, with thousands...
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Did you know that the Ottawa Public Library offers free access to a variety...
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Preview of the PressReader app.
You can read literally thousands of newspapers and magazines around Canada and the world...
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