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.

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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April Break for Teens

April Break for Teens/conge d'avril pour les ados

Mar 17, 2021

Just because this year’s March Break for teens has turned into April Break, doesn’t mean it will be any less fun or inspiring. April 12 to 16 is all about creative expression. Let yourself unwind from schoolwork and let your creativity shine!

All the programs are for teens ages 13 to18. Space is limited to allow for plenty of communication and interaction between the presenter and participants.

Registration are now open!

You will need a valid OPL card.

 From Monday to Friday, here is what is on the calendareach afternoon:

Also, to get your creative sap flowing anytime, check out Creative Bugand Toutapprendreonline. In the same expressive groove, here are some book titles you are likely to enjoy.We look forward to seeing you there!