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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Bring a friend to the Library! Bring the Library to a friend!

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Oct 07, 2021

Hey friends, happy Library Month!

October is Library Month in Canada⁠—time to celebrate all that libraries do! Over the past 18 months, you've shared how much the Library has helped you stay connected, inspired, current, entertained, and more.

In many ways, you can count on the Library the way you can count on a good friend. 

For all the ways OPL has been a friend to you, tell a friend, so they can enjoy it too! They can sign up for a free library card in person at one of 33 Ottawa Public Library branches across the city, or sign up online.

Plus, during Library Month, new cardholders can receive an OPL USB flash drive friendship bracelet with 4 GB of storage (while quantities last), when they pick up their physical card at any OPL branch.

It's a gift, from our friends to yours, generously donated by the Friends of the Ottawa Public Library (FOPLA).