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Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - Find Location

Service: Ottawa Public Library

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Contact Information
Office Phone General Information 613-580-2940 ; Material Renewal 613-580-2535
TTY Phone Call 711 (Bell Relay) * ask to connect with 613-580-2940
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Physical Access Fully Accessible - for the majority of branches
Description & Services
Description (Service) 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
Hours Hours vary by location * visit website for details
Meetings Visit website for details
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility No restrictions
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
Languages English ; French ; Some information is available in other languages.
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.
Other Details
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Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1906
Funding City / Town ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 861292886 RR0001 ; Fees - membership
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Visit website for details.
Date Updated 17 Jan 2020
Service Categories 3D Printing ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Bookmobiles ; Braille Materials/Collections ; Children's Library Services ; Citizenship Application Assistance ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ~ Older Adults ; English Language Proficiency Test Preparation ; Foreign Language Collections ; Home Library Services ~ Homebound ; Humanities Clubs/Societies ; Job Information ; Large Print Materials/Collections ; Lecture Halls/Auditoriums ; Library Audiovisual Services ; Meeting Space ; Musical Instruments ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries ; Visual/Reading Aids

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