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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eCollections: Check Out a Book from Home Today!

Mar 17, 2020

Ottawa Public Health has recommended that all residents of Ottawa practice social distancing. Ottawa Public Library will be posting daily ideas of online content to help you make the most of your time at home. 


Didn’t get a chance to pick up books before we closed? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our extensive electronic collection! Explore the following collections and download your next eBook or eAudiobook adventure.  


Overdrive: eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Compatible with most devices, we recommend downloading the Libby app to access this collection! Instructions for Overdrive here.

Cantook Station: French-language eBooks

Popular and classic French-language eBooks. Compatible with most devices. Instructions here.

Cloud Library: French Audiobooks

A collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eAudio in French for all ages. Instructions here.


Tip: Looking for something to read immediately? You can filter your search to get results of books available now. Check out the easy filtering steps here.