• 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

03/09/2020
Nothing beats a sunny day outside, enjoying the soft breeze and a really good...
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07/05/2020
Stuck at home and need ideas on what to read next? You know what...
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07/07/2020
It is wonderful to see all the shiny new library items coming in –...
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26/03/2020
In these unusual days where we can spend less physical time with our family...
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25/08/2020
Summer 2020 has been an unforgettable summer, although, not in the way most of...
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25/08/2020
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a...
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18/08/2020
This past summer has been quite unlike the many we have seen before. With...
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08/04/2020
Do you find that you have a little more time on your hands due...
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23/04/2020
The Combat national des livres , which is now in its 16 th year,...
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18/06/2020
Congratulations to the winners of the Trillium Book Award Téa Mutonji, Roxanna Bennett, Paul...
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27/07/2020
Is your child enrolled in a French immersion class? Do you want them to...
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22/06/2020
A goalie, a bat, and a mysterious box of medallions…what do they have in...
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03/06/2020
UPDATE: for those who would like to listen to an excellent exposé of racism...
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23/03/2020
As you can imagine, our phone lines have been busy! InfoService is happy to...
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Photo of Karen McBride and book cover for Crow Winter
29/05/2020
As part of Indigenous History Month, the Ottawa Public Library will feature a remarkable...
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30/04/2020
Have no fear, more free audiobooks are here! Starting April 30th and continuing for...
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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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04/05/2020
Do you love Dork Diaries? Are you a fan of middle school diary reads?...
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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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