Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

We will be performing maintenance to our systems. Access to your OPL account and search functions will be unavailable from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Colonel By Day: August 2

29/07/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Monday, August 2. Virtual services and loans can be accessed on our website. 

Temporary closure: Alta Vista

23/07/2021

Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.   

Step 3: More services inside most open branches

29/07/2021

Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.

Starting July 26:

Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Rideau

Hours for the week of Jul 26, 2021
Day of weekOpening times
Monday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SundayClosed

Next system-wide closure: Aug 02, 2021

As of July 5, 2021, there will be enhanced in-person services inside most branches, with capacity limits in place. This means:

  • Holds can be picked up on shelves, browsing is allowed and you can read newspapers and magazines.
  • Borrowed items can be returned via book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing is allowed, where these are available.

Masks are required to be worn in line outside of Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law.

For more details, go to Current Branch Services.

  • 377 Rideau
    OttawaOntario K1N 5Y6
    613-580-2940 (Infoservice)
    Public transit routes:
    7,12,14,15,17,18
Rideau Branch

Nearest branches

Main / Centrale Branch - Metcalfe and Laurier
120 Metcalfe
St-Laurent Branch
515 Côté
Vanier Branch
310 Pères Blancs
Transit next stop time
RIDEAU / FRIEL ( 2323 )
Bus number Time Direction

Route number14
11:36
Tunney's Pasture

Route number15
11:25
11:40
Parliament

Route number18
12:18
Parliament
RIDEAU / FRIEL ( 7593 )
Bus number Time Direction

Route number14
11:22
11:37
St-Laurent

Route number15
11:59
12:14
Blair

Route number18
12:36
St-Laurent
List of meeting rooms, capacities and links to reserve.
Title Capacity Équipement Rates
Program room 40
  • Projector
  • Whiteboard
Regular Room Rates

Branch features

The Rideau branch has the atmosphere of a heritage library with all the modern conveniences. One of the older libraries in the city, the Rideau branch is close to shopping and restaurants in the Byward Market and the Rideau Street corridor. The branch was opened in 1934 by former Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden and has maintained its old world charm. The Rideau branch displays a range of artwork from 1945 to 2015.