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Organization: Ottawa. City Operations - Ottawa Public Library  
Phone Numbers: General Information 613-580-2940 ; Material Renewal 613-580-2535
Teletype: Call 711 (Bell Relay) * ask to connect with 613-580-2940
Ottawa, ON
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: for the majority of branches
Hours: Hours vary by location * visit website for details
Contacts: Virginia Madon - Communications
613-580-2424 ext 41468 *
Service Description: Network of 33 public libraries in the city of Ottawa

Lending services for a variety of resources * lending services between libraries * online catalogue * homebound services * downloads of virtual or audio-digital books and music * public computer access * admission passes for local museums * Kill-A-Watt counter to measure electrical consumption * pedometer to count steps * 3D printer * musical instrument lending

Dedicated services for children, teens, adults, newcomers, people looking for work * assistive services for individuals who cannot read or access regular print material * literacy support * business services, for anyone interested in starting or growing a business

Meeting room rentals * various programs * information and referral * used books coordination * outreach service; the Bookmobile * computer club for adults 50 years and older

InfoService: bilingual telephone information service centre * quick information by phone on a wide variety of topics * contact information for businesses and government agencies * look up dates, names, spellings and definition of words * information about library services and programs or reference to other sources of information for further help

Meeting: Visit website for details
Fees: Membership - Non-residents * None - Ottawa residents * A parent or guardian's signature is required for anyone under 18 years of age * Library cards must be renewed annually, all fees and fines must be paid upon renewal.
Application: Visit any branch to obtain a membership card * for hours and locations, click here.

Proof of residence is required * children need a parent's signature in order to get a card
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: No restrictions
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Ottawa (City of)  
See Also: Libraries and Resource Centres

This information was last completely updated on April 16, 2018

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Updated April 16, 2018
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