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.   


Carp Branch


Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 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.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service


The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22


Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Arts Oasis des arts 55+ dance workshops!

Jun 01, 2021

Time to refresh and relax with Arts Oasis 55+!  


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. In June, get some exercise and build community while exploring basic Bhangra and Bollywood dances with Kuljit Sodhi. In September, explore the fundamentals of Afro-Caribbean dance while learning traditional movements and then integrating them into a short choreography, under the direction of Suzan Richards. And in November, learn Jigging, the traditional dance of the Métis people and a blend of First Nations and settler cultures, with Brad Lafortune.  


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 one of the following workshop series: 

  • June 4, 11, 18 - Bollywood Dance Workshops with Kuljit Sodhi 
  • September 10, 17, 24 - Afro-Caribbean Dance Workshops with Suzan Richards  
  • November 5, 12, 19 - Atelier de la Gigue métisse with Brad Lafortune (in French only) 

We look forward to seeing you there!