Website Maintenance: Saturday, July 31

29/07/2021

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

29/07/2021

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

23/07/2021

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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Be Social Wise - Guidance for Social Gatherings During COVID-19

Enjoy the holiday season safely. Note that the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Provincewide Shutdown will be in effect from Saturday, December 26th. Indoor gatherings are now limited to your household (the people you live with). Individuals who live alone and single parents may consider having exclusive close contact with one other household to help reduce the negative impacts of social isolation. It is crucial during the holiday season to be social wise and to continue applying the provincial measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read more...