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281 Woodroffe

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Branch Announcements

The Carlingwood branch will be closed from Monday, November 10 to Wednesday, November 19, inclusively. Holds will be held until Thursday, November 27. This is the second of two short closures required as part of the branch retrofit. As a result of these improvements, RFID technology will be put in place and there will be a new service point. 

The book drop on Woodroffe Avenue won't be available until the construction is finished. Two temporary book drop bins are available at the bottom of the ramp at the main entrance. 



281 Woodroffe
Ottawa K2A 3W4



Branch Features

  • Credit Cards/Interac Accepted
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wireless Access

What's Happening at Carlingwood


Carlingwood's External Book Drop is now CLOSED

If you would like to return your library materials to Carlingwood we have placed two temporary book drop bins at the bottom of the ramp at the front door to the library.  You are able to drop off library materials into the bins seven days a w

Learn more about: Carlingwood's External Book Drop is now CLOSED

Carlingwood's October Closure

Just a quick reminder that Carlingwood will be closed from October 9th to the 15th.  You can still drop off your returns by thier due dates because the book drop will be open (you can also return books to any OPL branch).

Learn more about: Carlingwood's October Closure

Health DVDs for Seniors

Here are a few DVDs that may be of interest to seniors -- I was just organizing the dispaly of DVDs at Carlingwood and came across these -- they look good.  Check them out!

Learn more about: Health DVDs for Seniors

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Programs and Events

Imperfect Pets

November 1, 2014 - 1:30pm

Enjoy a lively set of stories and misadventures featuring a shoplifting dog, a rehabilitated duck with a broken wing and a furry hamster who moves out, as told by Ottawa Storytellers, Janet LeRoy and Kim Kilpatrick. Children will be invited to join in on sound effects and to meet Tulia, Kim's guide dog. Ages 7-10.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Imperfect Pets

Teen Book Club - Maze Runner by James Dashner

November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

Come chat about books and share your favorites with other Teens. On November 4th, we will be discussing James Dashner's The Maze Runner. Snacks will be served!

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Teen Book Club - Maze Runner by James Dashner

Reading Group - 1st Wednesday

November 5, 2014 - 2:00pm

Share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere. September 3 - The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski October 1 - The Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam November 5 - Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown December 3 - Emperor of Paris by C.S. Richardson January 7 - In The Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje February 4 - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga March 4 - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte April 1 - In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen May 6 - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Rachel Joyce June 3 - The Hare with The Amber Eyes Edmund De Waal

Duration: 90 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Reading Group - 1st Wednesday

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Meeting Rooms

Meeting room

Capacity: 60
Information: 613-580-2940

About Carlingwood

Located just off Carling Avenue, the Carlingwood branch is conveniently located to shopping and a major bus route. The branch features a bright and airy feel spread over three floors. A bustling children's department greets visitors on the ground floor and adds to the vital atmosphere.