Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021


Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   


Extended curbside service at Alta Vista branch October 16 from 10 am to 5 pm


The Alta Vista branch will extend curbside services at the rear door and parking lot on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm .The branch will resume regular service on Monday, October 18 at 10 am.  .  

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers


Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Notice: Carlingwood Branch


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Closure: Centennial Branch


Centennial Branch will be open from  2 pm  to 5 pm only Saturday October 16,  due to a planned Hydro Ottawa Power outage.


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Accessing the eMagazine through RBdigital Magazines (Zinio) platform

Mar 16, 2020

OPL physical branches are closed effective Monday, March 16 due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). However, you can continue to use the digital library by downloading e-books, e-audiobooks and magazines, streaming movies, TV shows and music, reading newspapers, and access to other online resources.

New customers must create an RBdigital account. To create an account:

  • Click on the RBdigital link on the OPL website. If you are accessing the webpage from outside the library, please enter your library card number and PIN.
  • Click on “Register” in the top right corner of the page.
  • Fill in the required fields. Please note that you must accept RBDigital’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
  • When finished, click “Register”.

RBdigital offers an easy, interactive browsing experience of the digital versions of the popular magazines you know and love.              

Customers can click the English or French icon in the top-right corner of the page to select their preferred language. Customers can browse magazines by popularity as well as perform searches for specific periodicals.

In advanced Search you can browse the titles by genre. When you click each individual title, it will bring you to a page with a description, details and all issues. You can easily jump to any article from the table of contents. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Download the RBdigital mobile apps on your device to browse through current events, leisure, health, cooking, and living activities, plus much more...

To learn more about RBdigital, visit Guide to using RBdigital.