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.

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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Celebrate International Unicorn Day on April 9: Books, Readings and More!

Artwork of Unicorns

Apr 08, 2020


April 9 is International Unicorn Day, and to celebrate, the Unicorn Coalition is presenting live streaming readings throughout the day! Eighteen authors will be featured including Brenda Li, Dana Simpson, Jessie Sima and more! You can view the full list here!


Looking for more fun? From theunicorn day activity kit, to how to throw a unicorn party the Coalition has you covered!


Always remember:  “Be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn, in that case, you should always be a unicorn.”  (Elle Lothlorien)



Blog post contributed by Charmaine Atrooshi from our Hazeldean branch. 

International Unicorn Day 2020by ha_childrens

April 9 is international unicorn day! Celebrate with us with some great unicorn reads #children's fiction #unicorns #international unicorn day