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

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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Arts Oasis des arts 55+ Afro-Caribbean Dance Workshops

With support from the Crabtree Foundation, Ottawa Public Library and MASC invite older adults across the city to explore different aspects of creativity. First up in our Arts Oasis 55+ series are Dance Fridays – three week sessions led by MASC artists exploring unique and exciting dance forms.

All Arts Oasis 55+ dance workshops take place Fridays at 3:30 p.m. Regardless of age or ability, start your toes tapping and shimmy your way to Afro-Caribbean Dance Workshops with Suzan Richards on:

September 10

September 17

September 24