Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

27/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Free webinars by Ancestry Canada

May 12, 2020

Ancestry Canada features two new Ancestry Extra presentations every week on Tuesday and Thursday. You can watch them live on Ancestry Canada’s Facebook page or watch the recordings afterward. Both sessions are free and no registration is required.

Today at 10 AM, Researching British Home Children presented by Gloria Tubman features the British Home Children, who are the ancestors of an estimated 10% of Canada’s current population. Join genealogist Gloria Tubman as she shares her advice and guidance on identifying the British Home Children in your family tree, and walks us through the resources available for uncovering their stories.

Thursday May 14 at 12 PM, We Must Have Swam Over — Research Strategies, Tips and Tricks for Finding Your Immigrant Ancestors presented by Cara MacDonald, helps you find your immigrant ancestors, which can be tricky. Join Cara MacDonald, Manager of Reference Services at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, as she shares her research process and tips for locating those hard to find immigration records. From the “why” behind being unable to locate difficult records to effective wildcard searching and gathering information from non-immigration sources, this workshop will help take your genealogy skills to the next level.

Enjoy a free workshop, and then visit OPL's Ancestry Library to find your roots!