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.

You are here

Entertain your kids with the best online content!

Apr 14, 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. Social distancing doesn't mean that we can't live experiences together. Thanks to the magic of the web, your kids will be able to attend shows, story times, and other fun programs.


Here's a list of our top 5 live events for this week.

  1. Join youth poet and musician Gary Rasperry for a live concert online!

  2. Bilingual Online Babytime: Join us online for rhymes, songs, fingerplays and tickles for babies and their parents or caregivers. Thursdays at 11 AM.

  3. Storytime with the OPL: Join us online for live stories, songs and rhymes, for children of all ages. English, Tuesdays at 10 AM: Bilingual, Thursdays at 10AM:

  4. Virtual storytime with the Clarence Rockland Library! Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

  5. Everyone’s favourite Book Lady is bringing children and families everywhere just what they need during a time of unrest. Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates. Every night at 7 PM.

Have you seen any other events or programs? Tell us in the comments!