Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

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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

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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

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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

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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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Aging Well Together

 Aging Well Together at the Library

Aging Well Together at the Library is an educational series that promotes healthy aging. Adults 55 years of age and older and their caregivers can access information on a variety of healthy living topics through group sessions and via the online portal. Past partners include: Ottawa Public HealthCompassionate Ottawa, and the Council on Aging of Ottawa.

Featured Blog Posts

Financial health booklist

Aging Well Together : Financial Health / Bien Vieillir Ensemble: Santé financièreby Jill_Biblio

For Financial Literacy Month, with the 2019 theme of "Take charge of your finances", explore these resources to empower you. Below are books and ebooks to borrow, as well as websites for learning either individually or as a group. / À l'occasion du Mois de la littératie financière 2019, ayant pour thème « Prenez vos finances en main », nous vous invitons à explorer les ressources ci-dessous. Vous y trouverez des livres, des livres numériques et des sites web pour apprendre seul ou en groupe.