Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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à la carte: Jan Wong and Jackie Kai Ellis in conversation with Hattie Klotz

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The Ottawa Public Library, Library and Archives Canada, and the Ottawa International Writers Festival invite you to an evening of great food and great conversation with Jan Wong, Jackie Kai Ellis and Hattie Klotz.

During this event, authors Jan Wong and Jackie Kai Ellis will share a selection from their books, Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China and The Measure of My Powers: A Memoir of Food, Misery, and Paris. They will then talk about food, family, and culture with Hattie Klotz, an Ottawa-based writer, journalist, gourmet, gardener and avid cook. Ms. Wong and Ms. Kai Ellis will take a few questions from the audience and will sign copies of their books.

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This event is part of à la carte, the Ottawa Public Library’s food literacy project and is funded by the Government of Ontario.


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