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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Entertain your kids with the best online content - week of April 27

Apr 27, 2020


As we’re all practicing social distancing, Ottawa Public Library has been posting daily ideas of online content to help you make the most of your time at home.  

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

  1. Capital Pride presents Drag Queen Storytime Tuesday April 28th at 6PM! Drag Story Time allows children to imagine the world in which people can present as they wish. Where dress up is real. join Elle Faekwa as they take you and your kids to a world of imagination. 

  1. Ottawa Family Cinema presents a virtual watch party of the movie Tangled! Join them on May 2nd at 2PM for a movie theater experience right from your living room.  

  1. The Cookie Monster has been offering a bite-size new series of videos called “Cookie Monster Snack Chat” with a fresh episode every Tuesday! Catch it on Sesame Street’s YouTube channel.   

  1. Join Kirstie of Culture Shock Canada (Ottawa) for a free, creative 20-Minute Fun Family Fitness workout! Every Friday at 12pm they will bring you a new combination of strength exercises you can do in as little of a space as your kitchen or living room! Bring the family together and come work on bodies to energizing music, and contagious energy! 

  1. Join Lisa Muswagon Monday April 27th at 4 PM for an afternoon of Indigenous music and storytelling!  

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