Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch


The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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All From a Little Seed (How to Start Seeds)

Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

Get a head start on your seed starting (indoors or outdoors)!  Join Master Gardener Rebecca Last to learn how home gardeners can save money, have fun and breed new varieties by starting their own seeds. We will talk about why gardeners might want to start plants from seed. We talk about sources of seed, and viability. Then we discuss equipment and supplies for seed-starting, and what seeds to start where and when (indoors versus outdoors). There are some tips for getting a head-start on your seed-starting, and we end up with some trouble-shooting and the basics of hardening off.

Rebecca Last is a Master Gardener of Ottawa Carleton and the NRCan Gardening for Wellness Coordinator.