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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Eric Carle – Death of the beloved children’s author and illustrator

Green caterpillar on the cover of Carle's book The very hungry caterpillar /Chenille verte sur la couverture du livre de Carle intitulé La chenille qui fait des trous

May 27, 2021

Eric Carle, author and illustrator of the ever popular picture book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has died at age 91.

His Twitter account has acknowledged that the well-known children's writer and artist died back on Sunday, May 23rd.

Eric Carle illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote. His most beloved title "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", written in 1969, has been translated in 66 languages and has sold more than 50 millions copies around the world since its publication.

In remembrance of his life and work, you may want to check out Eric Carle's books here at the Ottawa Public Library.