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. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

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.

You are here

Books for Franco-Ontarian Day


Sep 15, 2021

To highlight Franco-Ontarian Day, we are offering you a selection of books from Ontario! 

You will find short stories, poetry, and tales that evoke the francophonie of Ontario - there is something for everyone.

Not to be missed: Croisée des mots, an exciting program featuring Franco-Ontarian authors that runs from September to April.

The francophone community contributes to the richness of our city and our province - this is the ideal opportunity to discover or rediscover our authors - happy reading!