• Current In-Person Services

    19/10/2020

    22 of our branches and the Bookmobile are open for modified services at this time. For details on our current in-person services, visit: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/current-branch-services.

    Visit our Hours and Locations page for our current branch hours and our Bookmobile page for the current Bookmobile 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

09/10/2020
Ottawa’s film, television, and animation industry is a vibrant sector contributing over $100 million...
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07/07/2020
It is wonderful to see all the shiny new library items coming in –...
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25/04/2020
Looking for a smart way to spend your screen time? Kanopy Kids is here...
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04/09/2020
As you’re probably already aware, we offer the streaming services Hoopla and Kanopy for...
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05/08/2020
Quaranstream: Five Fantastically Infectious Korean Films As you’re probably already aware, we offer the...
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01/05/2020
May 4th is coming up, and it’s Start Wars day! Because of its similarity...
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04/05/2020
“Laughter is the best medicine” - Multiple sources Sick of all the Covid news?...
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13/05/2020
Did you ever wonder where authors get their ideas? Have you ever dreamed of...
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14/07/2020
If you’ve been relying on gardening to provide you with some regenerative moments –...
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19/05/2020
Since no one will be able to fly to the various film festivals of...
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11/05/2020
Here is a tasty popcorn recipe for you to try at home. Need a...
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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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14/04/2020
Looking to welcome a story into your home? Hoopla’s streaming video collection has got...
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28/03/2020
I have vivid memories of tuning in to the television show, Star Trek as...
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28/03/2020
What better to serve alongside your next French movie extravaganza than popcorn, the French...
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25/03/2020
Much more than your average police procedural, Spiral (Engrenages) follows the day-to-day goings on...
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Popcorn mais souffle
21/03/2020
Here is a tasty popcorn recipe for you to try at home. Need a...
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