• 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

shelf of new books
07/07/2020
It is wonderful to see all the shiny new library items coming in –...
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27/07/2020
As you may know, the Globe and Mail removed remote access to fully scanned...
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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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26/03/2020
The Ottawa Public Library has some great resources for business that are accessible from...
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magazines
29/05/2020
Do you miss browsing the latest magazines at the library or at the grocery...
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Picture of a woman reading a newspaper.
01/05/2020
Exciting news for local history buffs and genealogists - The OTTAWA CITIZEN (1845-2010) digital...
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Attractive food picture
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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Picture of 3 science beakers with blue, green and red liquid.
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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