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.   


Alta Vista branch: Return to regular hours and service


Alta Vista branch has returned to regular service and hours on October 22, 2021.

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. 

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Entertain yourself 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 this week. 

  1. London's National Theatre will present free weeklong streams of Danny Boyle's 2011 production of Frankenstein, which features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. The two versions of the drama, with Cumberbatch and Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation, will be shown on April 30 and May 1 at 7pm BST (2pm ET) and will then be available to the public on YouTube for a full week for free. 

  1. Indigenous artist G.R. Gritt will be performing songs off of their upcoming album, including their first single, "Quiet Years", Thursday April 30th at 8 PM.  

  1.  Chris, the host of CKCU's Canadian Spaces, has launched a Facebook live video show called Canadian Faces. The Great Canadian Song-a-Long-Distance is a weekly segment within the show, and includes the new songs as recorded by the artists, as well as interviews and live performances. Listen to the next show on Saturday May 2nd at 7 PM.  

  1. Join the virtual Ottawa Adventure Film Festival — from your couch!! The OAFF has curated an amazing selection of films from the past 3 years, which you can see in a viewing party from your couch, Saturday May 2nd at 7 PM.   

  1. Virtual Astronomy Day is happening on Saturday May 2nd 10AM-10PM. Throughout the day the Ottawa Valley Astronomy and Observers Group and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be providing a variety of live streams from different amateur astronomers in the Ottawa area. You will have an opportunity to see live video streams from different types of telescopes, showing views of the Sun, Moon, Venus, and potentially some deepsky objects as well. In addition to the live scope views, other local astronomers will be giving short astronomy related presentations on various topics. 

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