• 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

24/08/2020
The joy and work of gardening is neverending. The wondrous turning of the seasons...
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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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02/09/2020
With Back to School just around the corner and a lot of people still...
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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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Picture of 2 siblings reading books outside.
27/07/2020
Is your child enrolled in a French immersion class? Do you want them to...
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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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26/03/2020
The Ottawa Public Library has some great resources for business that are accessible from...
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Logo for World of Poetry
05/04/2020
National Poetry Month, led by the League of Canadian Poets, is a time to...
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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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19/04/2020
Ottawa Public Library is very excited to announce our partnership with Urban Legends Poetry...
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29/05/2020
A consistent and familiar routine is extremely important for people living with Alzheimer’s
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07/05/2020
The Ottawa Public Library has a rich collection of wonderful eBooks and eAudioBooks by...
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Child thinking of Coronavirus
05/05/2020
These are challenging times and children need a calm, reassuring presence. They also need...
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30/04/2020
How do you wash your hands in space? How do you eat dessert or...
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Collage of old black and white photo
09/04/2020
Make 2020 the year you explore your roots! Admit it, genealogists, self-isolating is your...
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11/06/2020
Help yourself with our help – Book a one-on-one consultation with information experts at...
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Picture of a bee on a flower.
14/07/2020
If you’ve been relying on gardening to provide you with some regenerative moments –...
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Image of fingers with faces drawn on them. Speech bubbles above the finger people say "hello" in a variety of languages.
14/07/2020
Tuesday afternoons at the North Gloucester branch are always alive and bustling with camaraderie...
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15/06/2020
At OPL’s summer reading club, Summerland , children aged 2 to 12 will enjoy...
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29/05/2020
So much has changed in our lives since mid-March. Our new reality would have...
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