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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Staff Blogs

Good news! We are excited to announce that three new eMagazines have been added...
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It is wonderful to see all the shiny new library items coming in –...
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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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How to find specific newspapers and magazines from our online resources Click Online Resources...
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As part of your celebration of Francophonie Month, we invite you to enjoy French...
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Nous sommes ravis de vous présenter une offre encore plus riche de magazines en...
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With your library card from the Ottawa Public Library, you can access amazing (and...
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The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is excited to announce new magazine titles that will...
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La Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa (BPO) est ravie d’annoncer les nouvelles revues qui seront disponibles...
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Il peut être difficile de discuter de sujets sérieux avec les enfants; la mort,...
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