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.

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre 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.

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Basic Organic Gardening


Join David Hinks, Master Gardener for this introductory workshop where you will learn about the climate and soils of Ottawa, which vegetables grow best here, and how to grow them.

David Hinks is a passionate vegetable gardener with decades of experience.  One of the major themes in his workshops for gardeners is empowering people to grow their own food in a sustainable way.  David is very involved in issues related to food security and with the Lanark County Food Bank he has createdf a number of Community gardens in  Carleton Place, Almonte and Pakenham.