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: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Cheer Up With Gentle Reads

Apr 04, 2020

I think readers (and movie buffs) will all agree that one of the things we love about books (and movies) is their ability to transport us somewhere new. They allow us to escape our day-to-day lives for a little while. Maybe we want to see what it’s like to live in a completely foreign culture. Maybe we need a little adventure, or even a little danger. Maybe we want to experience an impossible world of fantasy, or a possible world of the future. But these days, a lot of us might just need a good pick-me-up. So, here is a list of feel-good titles available through OPL. They include ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video. They are mostly character-driven, with humour and touching moments. So curl up with a blanket and a cup of tea, and let OPL cheer you up!


The blog post was contributed by Élizabeth from the Rockcliffe Park branch.

Cheer up / Retrouver le sourireby elizabethmwood

Feel-good ebooks, audiobooks, and movies / Livres (électronique et audio) et films pour retrouver le sourire.