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: Extended curbside service


Curbisde holds and pick-up service will continue at the back door and parking lot from 10 am to 6 pm until further notice. 

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Felt Storytime: Blastoff to Space!

Mar 23, 2020

With not much to do at home, take some time and sing along with your little one and watch our felt board storytime video! This felt storytime is about space. Many songs will already be familiar to your little one. If they aren't you can look up the lyrics to them or listen a few times until you know the words! Teach and practice literacy and number sense to your little one while blasting off to space!

Songs are:

  1. 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Stars

  2. Twinkle Twinkle

  3. Mr.Golden Sun

  4. Around the Sun (tune of london bridges)

  5. 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Planets

  6. Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

  7. Around the Moon (tune of she'll be coming around the mountain)

  8. 4 Little Stars

To further the topic of space in your home, check out an e-book today listed below!

Image: Goodnight Moon

Goodnight Moon

By Brown, Margaret Wise
Image: The Sun and the Moon

The Sun and the Moon

By DeCristofano, Carolyn Cinami
Image: A Trip Into Space

A Trip Into Space

An Adventure to the International Space Station
By Houran, Lori Haskins
Image: The Space Walk

The Space Walk

By Biggs, Brian

Felt Storytime: Blastoff to Space